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Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943 

Vol. 43 

Winter 1969 

No. 2 

Published quarterly by Hampden-Sydney College, Office of Public Relations, 
Box 96, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943. 

Editorial Board: D. Maurice Allan '16, John L. Brtnkley '59, Claude H. 
Pritchard, Jr. '50, Graves H. Thompson '27, Joseph T. Trotter '35. 

Managing Editor: Henry M. Read '53. 

Asst, Managing Editor; Thomas H. Shomo '69. 


The Reads of Little Roanoke 2 

Philip H. Ropp, Scholar 6 


The Academic Crisis 27 

Alumni Review 

Alumni Giving Clubs 10, 26 

Chapter Meetings 12 

1968 Honor Roll 13 

Class Notes 18 

Necrology 24 

Alumni In Focus 25 

On The Hill 

College Receives Memorials 28 

Students Set Blood Record 30 

The Arts 

Jongleurs Big Hit 31 

Death Valley Days 

Winter Sports Roundup 32 

HAMPDEN m SYDNEY in 60 seconds 

.... Russell Kirk, nationally syndicated columnist, 
has lauded Hampden-Sydney, along with Dartmouth 
and Bowdoin. as traditional men's colleges of "high 
repute," which have not yet admitted coeds, a situa- 
tion he does not feel always works for the best. . . . 
Representatives of the Canadian Air Force and the 
Netherlands Navy visited the campus on February 6 
to brief the student body on the Soviet Navy's buildup 
and NATO's response to the threat . . . Several hun- 
dred students and area residents gathered on Graham 
Lawn in earlx December to witness the lighting of a 
35-foot Christmas tree and participate in a carol sing. 
Hot chocolate topped off the festive occasion, which is 
sure to become another Hampden-Sydney tradition. . . . 
Business Manager Ronald G. Lawhorne estimates that 
the College budget for 1969-70 will probably exceed 
$2 million, the largest in history . . . Robert N. Jolley, 
a 1967 graduate of Southwestern at Memphis, joined 
the faculty in February as a replacement for Dr. 
William C. Holbrook, who is on a six-months leave of 
absence. Mr. Jolley will continue to teach romance 
languages upon Dr. Holbrook's return and will direct 
the college's language laboratory, scheduled to open 
in the fall. . . . Hampden-Sydney's sixty-voice Glee 
Club, as much in demand as ever, presented four 
Christmas concerts during mid-December, two in 
Richmond, one in Roanoke, and one in Hampden- 
Sydney's College Church, all well attended . . . Al- 
though Death Valley enjoyed a relatively mild winter, 
residents and students alike found themselves isolated 
for a day as a result of a 15-inch snowfall in early 
March. . . . The Christian College Challenge Fund 
drive for $2 million for Hampden-Sydney and Mary 
Baldwin continues to gain momentum and ultimate 
results look most encouraging. Members of the ad- 
ministration and faculty, including Dr. W. Taylor 
Reveley, and Messrs. Claude Pritchard, Henry Read 
and John Brinkley, as well as several members of 
the student body, are kept busy speaking to groups in 
behalf of the drive . . . The Divisional Committee on 
the Presbyterian Guidance Program met at Hampden- 
Sydney on February 3 to evaluate its guidance center 
here, one of two in the Synod of Virginia. . . . Even 
Hampden-Sydney has had to yield to the computer. In 
early February, after months of programming, it was 
used as a recording system for student grades for the 
first time. Although some "bugs" cropped up on the 
initial trial, Registrar Syd Weed is happy with the 

prospect of being able to publish grades in a fraction 
of the time previously required ... A plan of "limited 
coeducation" is under consideration by eight private 
colleges in Virginia and North Carolina, under which 
students at each would be able to attend one of the 
others for up to one year and thereby take advantage 
of a wider range of courses. Considering the plan, in 
addition to H-SC, are: Randolph-Macon, Davidson, 
Mary Baldwin, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 
Hollins, Sweet Briar and Washington & Lee. . . . The 
faculty has approved a Student Government plan for 
annual student evaluation of the effectiveness of certain 
courses. Under the plan, one of the three academic 
divisions will be evaluated each year by having students 
critique each course he takes in that division. Copies 
of the summarized data will go to each professor in- 
volved, as well as the academic dean, to serve as sug- 
gestions for making courses more effective. . . . 


We are certain that our readers are aware 
that the publication schedule of The Record 
has fallen behind during the last 2-3 years. This 
is well evidenced by the fact that on this hot July 
day you are getting your first glimpse of the 
Winter, 1969, issue. 

There are a number of causes which contributed 
to this departure from schedule. An equal number 
of solutions have been tried, but even these appear 
to have failed us. In 1968, for instance, we tried 
to catch up by combining two issues into one {e.g., 
Summer-Fall, 1967) on two occasions, only to 
find that we were in violation of our postal permit. 
This practice, therefore, had to be abandoned, 
and we reverted to single issues. 

Regardless of the causes and their solutions, 
we now seem to be back on course and expect 
to have the Spring and Summer, 1969, issues 
in your hands by the end of the summer, at which 
time we hope to be back on schedule to stay. 

We ask your indulgence and apologize for 
any inconvenience. On the other hand, one may 
well enjoy in these hot days reading about the 
snow and ice of months long gone by. 

Historic Homes and Hampden-Sydney 

Old Lunenburg stretched from the sandy flatlands 
of Brunswick County to the mountains of Western 
Virginia. The dividing line between Virginia and 
North Carolina was the southern boundary of the 

In 1728 and 1729 when this line was run, Colonel 
William Byrd II of Westover served as one of the 
Virginia commissioners. He was so entranced with 
the unsettled country that he not only secured grants 
for large acreages but later, in writing of his journeys, 
referred to this section as the land of Eden. 

Shortly after Byrd visited the Southside, other ad- 
venturous men explored the area. In his definitive 
history of the region, The Old Free State, Landon 
Bell says that in 1730 Richard Randolph, Nicholas 
Edmonds and Clement Read went as far as the present 
Charlotte County. Edmonds decided not to obtain 

property in this section but Randolph and Read be- 
came land owners. Randolph was an absentee land- 
lord while Clement Read moved to that part of Lunen- 
burg which later became Charlotte and built his home, 
Bushy Forest, a few miles south of the present court- 
house village. His total land holdings amounted to 
about 10,000 acres. 

When Lunenburg County was separated from 
Brunswick in 1746, Clement Read became its first 
clerk of court. He represented Lunenburg in the House 
of Burgesses ; and was an attorney, a vestryman in both 
Cumberland and Cornwall Parishes, a colonel in the 
state militia — active in the French and Indian Wars; 
he was easily the most influential citizen of the county. 
His early death in 1763 came shortly before the present 
Charlotte County was formed. 

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by 23 years, was a remarkable woman. By her industry 
and business acumen the Read lands were further de- 
veloped into highly productive plantations. Her sons 
were educated and fitted for lives of responsibility; 
she trained her daughters not only in the social graces 
but in the practical arts as well. The stern life of the 
frontier did not deter her from practicing the social 
amenities that had been part of her upbringing. The 
hospitality of Bushy Forest was well known, as were its 
library, "Madam" Read's silken gowns and her silver 
tankard. The courthouse village was named Marysville 
in her honor. 

Her influence in Charlotte did not go unnoted by 
her male contemporaries. It is said that one gentleman 
in naming the most talented men Charlotte had pro- 
duced always included "Madam" Read. 

The settlers were not long in realizing the need for a 
college in the Southside. This realization, the zeal of the 
Presbyterians in promoting education, and the interest 
of the general public were all factors in the establish- 
ment of Hampden-Sydney College. 

In October of 1774, the Presbytery of Hanover met 
at Cub Creek Church, Charlotte County, and it was 
announced that Samuel Stanhope Smith had agreed to 
take charge of the contemplated college. A recommen- 
dation was sent to the various congregations that 
subscriptions be sought to support the venture. 

The appeal met with enthusiastic response and by 
February, 1775, a considerable amount of money had 
been raised, Peter Johnston's gift of land in Prince 
Edward had been accepted, and trustees for the pro- 
posed college were appointed. 

Colonel Thomas Read of Charlotte, Clement's son, 
was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Hamp- 
den-Sydney College and served until his death in 1817. 

Educated at William and Mary, he became Deputy 
Clerk of Charlotte in 1765 and Clerk in 1770, offices 
he held for over 50 years. 

In addition, Read represented Charlotte County in 
the House of Burgesses, was a lieutenant in the militia, 
and a member of the Conventions of 1775-76, the Com- 
mittee of Safety of 1775-76 and the Constitutional 
Convention of 1788. 

Thomas Read's home on Little Roanoke Creek was 
first called Singleside, but after his marriage he changed 
the name to Ingleside, building the present brick house 
in 1810. Rather late in life he married Elizabeth Nash 
of Prince Edward, who died in 1790. Their only child, 
Margaret, died in 1815 and Thomas' grief over the loss 
of his beloved "Peggy" is said to have hastened his 
own death. 

Remembered as "the model of an accomplished 
gentleman," Read's dress is described as elegant, his 
manners impeccable. Even on his death bed he grate- 
fully acknowledged the kindness of those who cared 
for him. When his large estate was settled, his brother- 
in-law, Paul Carrington, bought Ingleside for his son, 
Henry. It later passed into the possession of the 
Daniel family and is owned today by Mr. John W. 
Daniel of Drakes Branch, also a descendant of Clement 
Read through his son Jonathan, and an alumnus of 
Hampden-Sydney College, class of 1929. 




VENTIONS OF 1774 AND 1775. HE 
WOUNDS IN 1777. 

Below, artist's rendering of "Ingleside." This house and the im- 
mediate grounds were purchased recently by Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, 
who plan to restore them. A fireplace and mantel, showing the 
intricate woodwork, is portrayed at right. 

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Mrs. Anderson is pictured above in the stately dining room of 
"Greenfield." At left, the Andersons' youngest daughter, Anne, 
lounges in the family room, converted from the former kitchen. 

In Read's lifetime the plantation was a hub of activity 
with the road from the courthouse passing just outside 
the yard. His law office, still standing to the east of the 
house, served as the County Clerk's Office until his 
death. Today in sharp contrast, Ingleside is vacant and 
silent with the old road bed little more than a footpath. 

Another Read home, Greenfield, is located on Little 
Roanoke, not far from Ingleside. It has been called the 
"mecca of the Read clan," and perhaps tells best the 
Read story, for it is the only one of their five planta- 
tions still owned and occupied by the descendants of 
Clement Read. 

Recently restored, the house and a portion of the 
lands are owned by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley F. Anderson. 
Mrs. Anderson is the former Anne Charlton, a lineal 
descendant of the builder. Her brother, Read Charlton, 
owns the remainder of the Greenfield lands. 

Isaac Read, elder brother of Thomas, built Green- 
field in 1771, the same year of his marriage to Sarah 
Embra of Brunswick County. Six years later he was 

Like his father and brother, Isaac Read served in 
the House of Burgesses. When Lord Botetourt dissolved 
this body in 1769 after its protest against British policy, 
the members reassembled at the Raleigh Tavern and 
adopted a non-importation agreement. The name of 
Isaac Read of Charlotte was among the signatures on 
this document. He was also a member of the committee 
appointed by the Committee of 1774 to frame a declar- 
ation of rights and a plan of government for the state. 

The cause he championed claimed his life. Although 
but slightly wounded in the Revolution during Wash- 
ington's New York campaign, his resistance was so 
weakened that he died in Philadelphia in the summer of 

"Greenfield" library. The desk is 
thought to have been Isaac Reads. 

"Greenfield' is a mixture of the old and new. Below, 
concrete shingles look authentic. Despite renova- 
tion, "Greenfield' retains its look of the past as the 
lock and cat hole at right show. 

Isaac Read had little difficulty in naming "Greenfield.' 

1111 as the result of exposure and privation. 

His son, Isaac Read II, was the next owner of the 
house thought to have been the first two-story frame 
dwelling erected in Charlotte County. Both Isaac II 
and his brother Clement were educated at Hampden- 
Sydney College, and Isaac Read served on the Board 
of Trustees for 20 years, from 1 803 to 1 823. Clement 
Read became a noted minister, having graduated in 
1786, a member of the first class to receive diplomas. 

The Reads' support of the college they sponsored 
is indicative of their role in the history of the Southside. 
Since 1775, there has always been a descendant of 
Clement and Mary Hill Read on the College's Board 
of Trustees. 

More than two centuries have passed since Clement 
Read first came to Charlotte County. Indian paths 
are rumbling highways; industry's hum has replaced 
the drip of the water wheel. The scarlet-clad British 

Legions and gray horsemen of the Confederacy are 
but wraiths of our past. 

The powerful Clement and the proud Mary Hill Read 
rest in unmarked graves in the red earth of Bushy 
Forest. Ingleside, in its solitude, seems permeated 
with the sadness of its builder. Only Greenfield, of 
all the Read homes, stands much as it must have been 
when the pretty Sarah Embra became the bride of 
Isaac Read. 

Clement Read lived to claim the promise seen in 
a wilderness and his descendants were the heirs of 
ample estates. Yet his greater legacy was that of service 
and leadership, a legacy which is part of the warp and 
woof of Southside Virginia. 


Photographs Frank Dickinson '68 

Art Walt Hathaway 


by John S. Brinkley 

Philip H. Ropp, 

Philip Hortensline Ropp '30 died suddenly at 5:00 p. m. on 
December 18, 1968, while on his way to the post office to mail 
Christmas checks to his servants. His funeral was conducted in 
College Church, of which he was a Ruling Elder and Clerk of the 
Session, on Friday, December 20, by The Rev. Mr. H. William 
Vassey. He was buried in his family's plot in Evergreen Cemetery, 
Roanoke. He was 60. 

Born in Abingdon, in Washington County, Dr. 
Philip Ropp was brought up from the time he was of 
school age in Roanoke, where his father had moved 
his medical practice shortly before World War I. A 
precocious child, he could write a letter (signed 'P. H. 
Ropp') to his father at the age of five. He attended 
public schools in Roanoke and studied piano from the 
age of six; he became a highly accomplished pianist 
and was given a baby grand piano for his fourteenth 
birthday. He studied organ in his high school years. 

"Seldom has a word been more gener- 
ally abused in recent years than the word 
'scholar.'' True scholars have always been 
few in number. . . Dr. Ropp belonged 
among the few." 

T. E. Crawley '41 

His entire family was gifted and cultured; his father 
was one of Roanoke's most prominent physicians, his 
mother was a widely known evangelist and temperance 
leader, and his elder sister, Mrs. Margaret Ropp 
Currin (who survived him by barely six months) was 
a noted actress and drama teacher. 

Dr. Ropp entered Hampden-Sydney in 1926. His 
undergraduate career is best summarized in the follow- 
ing description from the Kaleidoscope of 1930: 

Artistic, scholarly, talented, literary, cultured, 
cosmopolitan — these adjectives best describe 'Phil'. 
He has left two classics at Hampden-Sydney — a 
translation of Goethe's Erlkoenig in rhyme and a 
transcription o/Tannhaueser in blank verse. These 
show the above characteristics and also a decided 
liking for German literature. 

To those who know 'Phil' intimately he is a 
delightful companion. He is a brilliant conversa- 
tionalist. His wide range of reading has given him 

a vast store of information. It has also enhanced an 
innate appreciation of the fine arts. We know of no 
one who transcends Ropp in ability to use English; 
his mastery of the mother tongue is evidenced in 
both his speech and his writing. A vocabulary and 
knowledge whose range covers fields from music 
to psychology is his. 'Phil' writes, plays the piano 
and pipe organ, reads omnivorous!); acts in Jon- 
gleur productions, is a "jolly good fellow," is an 
able linguist. We can easily say he is the most 
talented member of the Class of '30. 

He was elected to both Omicron Delta Kappa and 
Sigma Upsilon (of which he was president) and was a 
member of the Union-Philanthropic Literary Society. 
In his senior year he was a student assistant in Psy- 
chology, served as Editor in Chief of the Magazine, 
and was a member of the Panhellenic Council. 

"We were inspired, never goaded or 
cajoled . . . His mastery of the liter- 
ature which he breathed into us . . . made 
him totally dominate his stage." 

— Frank Robinson '64 

During his college years he was a very staunch 
member of Theta Kappa Nu, which later merged with 
Lambda Chi Alpha. Throughout his association with 
the College he supported his fraternity in many ways — 
with generous financial assistance, as Treasurer of the 
House Corporation, and as elder statesman. The 
library in the present Lambda Chi Alpha House was 
named for him in 1962. In 1954 he received the Order 
of Merit, the highest honor given an alumnus, at the 
fraternity's national convention. 

After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, Dr. Ropp 
went to Columbia University for graduate work. He 
received a M.A. degree there in 1931 and went on to 
Harvard, where he received the M.A. in 1933. He 
then spent two years travelling in Europe, primarily 
in Germany and England. 

In 1935 Dr. Ropp returned to Hampden-Sydney to 

A familiar scene. Dr. Ropp spent several hours daily in Eggleston 
Library. He was always up-to-date on current events. 

Keen of wit. Dr. Ropp always was willing to share a funny experi- 
ence. Here he talks with longtime friend John Brinkley '59. 

teach English and German. He soon became a Hamp- 
den-Sydney institution. In 1942 he entered the service 
and was assigned to the English Department of the U. S. 
Naval Academy, where he taught until 1946, being 
promoted to lieutenant commander in 1945. 

"His was the special type of leadership 
which is so rare and yet so needed, the 
unobtrusive and totally selfless leadership 
of example . . . ." 

— ODK Resolution of Bereavement 

In 1946 Dr. Ropp went to the University of Virginia 
to complete his graduate work. In the summer of 1947 
Dr. Gammon asked him to return to Hampden-Sydney 
at once, to which he agreed. He completed his dis- 
sertation, a study of the life and works of Edgar Watson 
Howe, an Ohio newspaperman, novelist, and critic, in 
1949, and that year was awarded the Ph.D. degree and 
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. His dissertation is the 
standard work on Howe*s works, which present difficult 
bibliographical problems. In 1968 Dr. Ropp was asked 
by the editors of American Literary Realism to con- 
tribute the definitive article on Howe. 

In 1952, upon the death of Dr. Robert C. Beale, 
Dr. Ropp became the head of the Department of 
English and in 1965, the first to hold the only endowed 
chair in the Department, the Hurt Professorship. 

"At this critical time for the College 
and its traditional educational principles 
we can ill afford the loss of such a wise 
leader and completely dedicated ser- 
vant . . . No one better than he defended 
or exemplified the virtues of true liberal 
education, the basic values, goals, and 
elements of which he amply justified in his 
life both private and professional." 

— Resolution of the Faculty 

His devotion to literature as a discipline and to 
literary study as the cornerstone of liberal education, 
coupled with his matchless erudition and brilliant 
classroom style, made him a superb chairman for his 
department. His attention to his classes was phe- 
nomenal; his sincere personal joy at individual success 
in learning and his undisguised — and often dramatically 
expressed — disappointment with failure were functions 
of his genuine interest in his pupils. 

Dr. Ropp's life was a peculiarly active one, in that 
many of his interests and pursuits were little known to 
those not closely associated with him. A profound 
student of local history, particularly that of the Valley 
of Virginia and of Southwest and Southside Virginia, 
he had amassed over years of studying records, diaries 
cemetery populations, etc., a vast wealth of material 
which he planned to use in his retirement as the basis of 
articles and a book. His own family roots extended into 
the earliest settlements of the above mentioned areas of 
the state. He had a collection of aerial photographs of 
whole counties, with which to check the details of land 
transfers. His store of information on College history 
was incredible; his personally annotated copy of class- 
mate Herbert C. Bradshaw's History of Prince Edward 
County represents many hours of study and investi- 
gation. The results of his researches into particular 
aspects of College history were largely unwritten, 
although a few (e.g., 'Was there a Phi Beta Kappa 
Chapter at Hampden-Sydney in 1779?', The Record, 
April, 1953) are fortunately preserved. His summers 
were largely devoted to his private researches in history. 

"His loss is not just to us, or to the 
College he ornamented for forty-two 
years, student and teacher, but worse 
and more lamentably, to those who will 
never have known him." 

—John Brinkley '59 

Dr. Ropp's interest in music and drama led him to 
acquire an enormous collection of records and sheet 
music, as well as one of the campus' largest personal 
libraries. He kept a careful diary, at least from 1941, 
of all performances attended or heard on radio, movies 
attended, and the like. For that matter, Dr. Ropp's 
innate scholarly meticulousness was reflected in all his 
personal habits ; the records he kept of everything that 
affected his life were amazing: a list of the wattages of 
all the light bulbs in his house, a descriptive catalogue 
of every item of clothing he owned, a file of his grades 
for students since 1935, and so on. 

Dr. Ropp's life was lived within highly individual 
restraints, and nourished by unfathomable wellsprings 
of action. Students mostly were awed, and tended to 

Portrait (left) portrays Lt. 
Ropp, Circa 1942. 

Pencil sketch of Dr. Ropp 
(right) was done from 
memory by Louis Briel '66 
after the Professor's death. 

regard him as eccentric and aloof. His intimate friends 
knew better. He was the very type of a prodigiously 

"Devoted and conscientious church 
officer, thoughtful and unselfish Chris- 
tian, staunch and upright leader in the 
academic community, dedicated teacher, 
wise and kindly counselor of youth, 
humble servant of God, his was a life not 
long in years, but fully and richly lived 
in the service of others and in the cause 
of truth. Such another may not come 
again among us." 

— Resolutions of the Session 
of College Church 

gifted but thoroughly human person. Every quality 
attributed to him in his senior sketch, quoted above 
matured into a facet of one of the most valuable mem- 
bers of the Hampden-Sydney community and of the 
Hampden-Sydney faculty tradition. The emotion that 
dominated his association with the College was concern ; 
in an age that is duped by superficial displays or empty 
professions of 'concern,' he illustrated what con- 
cern really means, in his ceaseless care for the quality 
of the life, work, and reputation of the College. He 
totally lacked personal ambition; he simply loved his 
College. The contribution of his life and career in the 
College to the maintenance of its ideals and purposes 
cannot be measured. 

A Philip H. Ropp Memorial Library Fund has been established 
to provide an annual income for the purchase of books in the field 
of English dramatic literature, particularly Shakespeare and 
Shakespeareana. Alumni interested in supporting this fund may 
send contributions, clearly marked 'Ropp Fund', to the Alumni 
Office.— ed. 


Five Alumni Picked 

Five Hampden-Sydney alumni, 
two each from the fields of education 
and finance and one a professional 
baseball player, have been named 
to the fifth edition of Outstanding 
Young Men of America, recently 
published by the Outstanding Ameri- 
cans Foundation. 

Those named are: James C. 
Melvin and John L. Brinkley of 
Hampden-Sydney; Henry C. Spald- 
ing Jr. and William T. Butler of 
Richmond, and Robert W. Hum- 
phreys of Temple Hills, Md. 

The five were selected on the basis 
of service to others, professional 
•excellence, business advancement, 
charitable activities, and civic and 
professional recognition. The publi- 
cation, according to Foundation 
President John Putman, recognizes 
and honors "the young men in our 
country who are working toward 
excellence in their careers and com- 
munity service . . ." 

A native of Danville, Melvin was 
graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 
1958 and is headmaster of the Prince 
Edward Academy Lower School at 
Farmville. He is a member of the 
Virginia Association of Independent 
Academies and the Virginia Edu- 
cation Association and is currently 
serving as president of the Prince 
Edward Education Association. A 
member of College Church and 
Longwood Country Club, he is 
married to the former Martha 
Gibson (Bunny) Terry of Danville. 

Alumni Review 

Humphreys is a pitcher for the 
Washington Senators baseball club 
and has been associated with pro- 
fessional baseball since graduating 
from Hampden-Sydney in 1958. In 
addition to the Senators, which he 
joined in 1966, the Villamont, Va., 
native has also played for the De- 
troit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and 
the Chicago Cubs. A past assistant 
player representative at Washington 
and a veteran of Marine Corps serv- 
ice, Humphreys is an administrative 
assistant in the office of Congressman 
Richard H. Poff (R-Va.) during the 
off-season. He is married to the 
former Tania Lee. 

Hampden-Sydney's first Rhodes 
Scholar, Brinkley is assistant pro- 
fessor of classical studies at the 
College, from which he was gradu- 
ated in 1959. He holds B.A. and 
M.A. degrees from Oxford and an 
M.A. from Princeton, where he is 
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree. 
A native of Long Beach, Calif., he 
is a member of five national honor- 
ary fraternities including Phi Beta 
Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa 
as well as the Linguistic Society of 
America, American Oriental So- 
ciety, American Philological As- 
sociation, and Linguistic Circle of 
New York. He is a resident of 

Spalding was a Phi Beta Kappa 
graduate from Hampden-Sydney in 
1960 and has done course work in 
banking at the University of Rich- 
mond, Northwestern University, and 
the New York Institute of Finance. 
Since 1966, he has been associated 
with the Richmond investment firm 
of Scott and Stringfellow, of which he 
was recently made a partner. A 
former member of the U. S. Air 
Force Reserve, Spalding is a member 
of the Country Club of Virginia and 
the Commonwealth Club, a director 
of the Richmond Assembly and 
secretary of the Hampden-Sydney 
Alumni Association. He is married 
to the former Kay Brinkley and is a 
member of St. James' Episcopal 

An outstanding football player at 
Hampden-Sydney, from which he 
graduated in 1962, Butler has been 
associated with the State-Planters 
Bank of Commerce and Trusts in 
Richmond since 1963, and is pres- 
ently branch officer of the Summit 
Avenue Branch. A veteran of U. S. 
Army service, he is a member of the 
Welborne Methodist Church where 
he serves on the Board of Stewards. 
He is also a member of the Big 
Brothers of Richmond, the Rich- 
mond Jaycees, and the West End 
Businessmen's Association. 

Melvin '58 

Humphreys '58 

Brinkley '59 

Spalding '60 

Butler '62 


H-S Well Known 
At McGuire 

In view of the feature article, 
"Hampden-Sydney and Medicine," 
in the last issue of The Record, it is 
interesting to note a letter from Dr. 
John B. Catlett '43 of the McGuire 
Clinic-St. Luke's Hospital complex, 
Richmond. Dr. Catlett writes that 
of the fifteen physicians, including 
seven internists, five surgeons, two 
radiologists, and a pathologist at the 
McGuire Clinic, seven are Hampden- 
Sydney graduates. 

Currently on the staff at McGuire 
are Drs. John H. Reed Jr. '24, 
General Surgery; Joseph W. Coxe 
III '43, General Surgery; John B. 
Catlett '43, Internal Medicine and 
Allergy; and David L. Litchfield '54, 
Internal Medicine and Endocri- 

Also, Drs. Gilbert H. Bryson '56, 
General and Vascular Surgery; 
Burness F. Ansell '54, Internal 
Medicine and Hematology; and 
Gladstone E. Smith '52, Pathology. 

Eleven Alumni Pass 
Virginia Bar 

Two hundred and forty-five per- 
sons, including thirty-eight from 
Richmond, passed the Virginia State 
Bar Examination given in December, 

Among these were eleven Hamp- 
den-Sydney alumni: from Rich- 
mond, George Hamilton Bagwell II 
'63; Theodore Jackson Burr Jr., 
Charles Allen Riggins, and James 
Patterson Rogers III, all of the class 
of '66 ; and Gordon Dalton Schreck 

Alumni from other cities were 
William Alfred Tally Jr. '66 of 
Charlottesville, Edward Franklin 
Younger III '66 of Lynchburg, 
Gerald Decatur Robertson '66 of 
Newport News, John MacLean 
Boswell '65 of Burkeville, James 
Murry Hooker '66 of Stuart, and 
John Thomas King '65 of Burkeville. 


C. Hobson Goddin, Chairman 
Members, July 1 — December 31, 1968 


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Letcher B. Barnes '50 
James N. Boyd '58 
J. P. McGuire Boyd '64 
Royal E. Cabell, Jr. '43 
Lewis G. Chewning '27 
Frank D. Costenbader '25 
William P. Edmondson, Jr. '56 
Richard C. Edmunds '25 
Harris H. Gee '24 
Joseph S. Gillespie '25 

James W. Gordon '32 
C. Randolph Hudgins, Jr. '46 
Robert D. Johnson '36 
Robert W. Lawson '30 
Thomas H. McGavack '17 
James J. Marshall, Jr. '34 
Richard A. Michaux '34 
Herbert Trotter, Jr. '31 
Richard M. Venable, Jr. '50 
Francis R. Whitehouse '34 


Bernard E. Bain '28 
Frank C. Bedinger '05 
Rufus Brittain '21 
A. C. Buchanan '10 
R. Dabney Carson '35 
John H. Dunnington '11 
William H. Flannagan '40 
William C. Holbrook 
Robert T. Hubard, Jr. '35 
J. Bruce James '53 

Edward M. Kiess 

B. Franklin Moomaw, Jr. 

Henry C. Reed '36 

W. Taylor Reveley '39 

George Richardson Trust 

W. John Scott '15 

A. S. J. Southworth '28 

Henry C. Spalding, Jr. '60 

Henry A. Wiseman, III '41 




Mrs. P. T. Atkinson 
Don P. Bagwell '35 
William W. Beckner, Jr. '42 
Frank C. Bedinger, Jr. '37 
Stewart Bell, Jr. '31 
Joseph A. Birdwell '39 
I. Norris Blake '33 
Rex Blankenship '25 
Charles A. Blanton, II '44 
Frank S. Blanton, Jr. '48 
Paul G. Boone '32 
Robert F. Braden '10 
Lewis E. H. Brandon '45 
Edward L. Breeden, Jr. '26 
John R. Brinser '27 
Rives S. Brown, Jr. '40 
J. Garnett Bruce, Jr. '36 
John G. Bruce '36 
W. Tillman Butler, Jr. '62 
Robert A. Buyers '39 
E. Malcolm Campbell '38 
A. Berkley Carrington, Jr. '15 
Franklin J. Carter '56 
Edward S. Chappell '25 
William C. Chewning '41 
John B. Christian, Jr. '32 
Douglas A. Clark '30 
Joseph B. Clower, Jr. 
Joseph E. Cox, Jr. '28 
G. Gilmer Craddock '38 
Samuel D. Craig, Jr. '51 
David C. Crawford, Jr. '40 
John A. Cross, Jr. '54 
Thomas F. Crowder '45 
Joseph H. Curry TO 
Anna P. Dickhoff 
C. W. (Willie) Dickhoff '35 
William D. Dickinson, Jr. '30 
Alexander Donnan '12 
Jeffress S. Dortch, Jr. '35 
Charles E. Dunn '53 
Robert H. Edmunds '34 
Emmet R. Elliott '28 
William B. Elwang '43 
John A. Field, Jr. '32 
Elmo B. Firenze 
Nelson M. Fox '51 
Russell E. Fox '38 
William R. Gardner '24 
William C. Garrett '43 
Albert R. Gillespie '33 
Thomas E. Gilmer '23 
Frederick T. Given, Jr. '48 
C. Hobson Goddin '45 

Lewis B. Goode, Jr. '50 
Donald H. Goshorn '35 
John S. Grant '32 
Paul L. Grier 
John L. Guerrant '33 
Charles R. Guthrie '19 
R. Garnett Hall, Jr. '62 
Robert G. Harper '38 
Marcus A. Harris '30 
William P. Hazelgrove '12 
Ronald L. Heinemann 
John Bell Henneman '20 
Richard H. Henneman '29 
Ronald M. Henry '56 
Joe C. Hereford '43 
Ernest E. Herzig '17 
William R. Hill, Jr. '36 
H. William Hoffman '49 
David C. Holly 
Abner C. Hopkins '30 
W. Henry Hubbard '39 
Willoughby S. Hundley '12 
Willoughby S. Hundley, Jr. '51 
Harry H. Hunt, Jr. '22 
Henry Y. Ingram '18 
Jethro H. Irby '38 
Edgar F. Jessee '42 
Frank S. Johns '08 
Thomas N. P. Johns '43 
Charles G. Johnson '26 
Lewis D. Johnston, Jr. '42 
Cecil H. Jones '29 
Bruce F. Kemp '42 
Edwin L. Kendig, Jr. '32 
Robert W. King, Jr. '52 
Frank E. Kinzer '27 
Cecil D. Kutz '33 
Benjamin R. Lacy, Jr. HD '28 
Turner C. Laramore, Jr. '43 
Joseph P. Lawson '39 
Peter A. Leggett '68 
Paul G. Linaweaver '26 
John B. Long '38 
Howard D. MacPherson '25 
Theo Maben '27 
Dewey W. Mann '40 

D. Carleton Mayes '36 
C. W. McCann '37 
John McGavack '13 
William R. Middelthon, Jr. '63 
Robert E. Mitchell, Jr. '40 
Ray A. Moore Sr. '00 

Ray A. Moore, Jr. '41 
Venable Moore '13 
Marion B. Morton '25 
R. Page Morton '23 
Charles H. Moseley, Jr. '52 
Lloyd F. Moss '37 
Walter S. Newman '17 
William W. Noel '25 
Wallace C. Nunley '44 
William L. Odom '57 
Thomas P. Overton '48 

E. M. Pairet 
James L. Patton '62 

McHenry Peters, Jr. '48 
George E. Pillow '54 
Robert H. Porterfield '28 
Hugh P. Powell '32 
Claude H. Pritchard, Jr. '50 
Kenneth M. Pritchett '64 
John M. Ratliff '40 
Charles L. Reed, Jr. '55 
Macon Reed, Jr. '31 
Wellford C. Reed '31 
Roy C. Rhodes '48 
Edward H. Richardson '00 
John S. Rixey '09 
Charles H. Robertson '31 
Philip H. Ropp '30 
Robert F. Rosenbaum '54 
Frank M. Ryburn '45 
A. Trigg Sanders '35 
Wellford L. Sanders '38 
John R. Saunders, Jr. '31 
John B. Schug '52 
James G. Scott '09 
Walter C. Scott, Jr. '39 
R. Gamble See '99 
William Sydnor Settle '55 
H. Powell Seward '51 
Jack S. Shackleton, Jr. '29 
Francis A. Shelton '41 
Frank J. Simes 
Gilman Z. Simms '30 
Glenn W. Small, Jr. '63 
James H. Smith '56 
J. Adger Smyth '30 
Benjamin A. Soyars '40 
William B. Spencer '39 
Jack H. Spessard '19 
Albert L. Sturm, Jr. '33 
A. Garnett Thompson '12 
Ernest T. Thompson '14 
Graves H. Thompson '27 
W. Carrington Thompson '37 
Thomas L. Toone '32 
Robinet W. Tredway '28 
E. Randolph Trice '44 
Robert P. Trice '40 
Joseph T. Trotter '35 
Marcellus E. Waddill '52 
J. Barrye Wall '19 
William W. Walton '38 
J. Mebane Ward '27 
Walker Pegram Warren '07 
O. B. Watson, Jr. '36 
W. Wilson Watson '38 
Blair McW. Webb '51 
A. Garland Williams '23 
George M. Williams '54 
Mark Byrd Williams '35 
Gordon C. Willis '42 
Holman Willis, Jr. '38 
Robert E. Withers HD '64 
Edward W. Wolcott '43 
George H. Woodworm '30 
Hugh O. Wrenn '46 
Howard A. Wynne, Jr. '52 
Frederick W. Young, Jr. '44 


Col. Ben Venable '15 took lime off from a world cruise to visit his nephew, The Rev. John V. 
Moore '48 (leji), in Korea and found himself the guest of honor at the Taejon Chapter's meet- 
ing on February 15. The Rev. R. K. Robinson '48 (center), chapter chairman, served as toast- 
master for the meeting. Messrs. Moore and Robinson are Presbyterian missionaries. 

Douglass '36, 

The Richmond Chapter has chosen 
W. Birch Douglass Jr. '36 as the 1968 
recipient of the Chapter's Hampden- 
Sydney Alumni Distinguished Service 

The award is given annually to 
that member of the Chapter who, by 
his interest and activity, has dis- 
tinguished himself in service to 
Hampden-Sydney and the Chapter. 

Mr. Douglass, who is a general 
agent in the insurance business in 
Richmond, and his wife, Mrs. Betsy 
Muse Douglass, reside at 3901 Park 
Ave. They are the parents of W. 
Birch Douglass '65 and Charles M. 
Douglass '69. 

With the exception of 1965 and 
1966, when no awards were made, 
the Distinguished Service Award has 
been given each year since 1956. 
Former winners are: 

1956— Frank S. Johns '08 

1957— Bob Brenaman '26 

1958— Hugh Brenaman '22 

1959— Theo Maben '27 

1960— Billy Gardner '57 

1961 — Lewis Chewning '27 

1962— Billy Reed '56 

1963— Robert Bugg '20 

1964— Bill Richardson '27 

1967— John Kenyon '36 


On Monday, February 10, the 
Pittsylvania Chapter of the Alumni 
Association met at the First Presby- 

terian Church, Danville. The focus 
of the meeting was on "Hampden- 
Sydney Today." David Stradinger 
'69, president of the student body, 
presented the student point of view, 
and John Brinkley, assistant profes- 
sor of classical studies, presented 
that of the faculty. Joe Trotter 
director of alumni relations, was on 
hand also, and prospective students 
were invited to attend the meeting. 

Jim Turner '56, president of the 
chapter, presided over the meeting, 
during which the following new 
officers were elected: 

Bert Osborne '59 — President 

Langhorne Jones '56 — Vice Presi- 

Robert Barker '58 — Secretary 


Forty-four members of the Penin- 
sula Chapter gathered in Newport 
News on January 16 to hear John 
Brinkley, assistant professor of classi- 
cal studies and Rhodes Scholar, 
discuss the Western Man program. 
Henry Read, director of public 
relations for the College, talked 
about the Christian College Chal- 
lenge Fund drive in the Synod of 
Virginia for Hampden-Sydney and 
Mary Baldwin and showed the film 
used in the campaign. Joe Trotter, 
director of alumni relations, was 
also present. 

Ray Bottom '51 presided at the 
meeting and discussed the possi- 
bility of a summer outing. Chapter 
officers will be elected at the next 
annual meeting. 


Amid the splendid old English 
decor of the Jamaica Inn on Key 
Biscayne, Fla., members of the 
Florida Gold Coast Chapter gathered 
around a sumptuous banquet table 
adorned with crystal, silver, and 
candlelight on December 13. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trotter of 
Hampden-Sydney joined alumni 
representing graduate-years from 
1921 through 1963 and including 
Richard Billings '53, Shirley Mullens 
'33, J. Watt Lacy Jr. '21, Jerry P. 
Simmons '42, Melvin H. Tennis '45, 
Dr. Wm. A. Robertson '60, James W. 
Robinson '43, Julian H. Yeatman 
Jr. '55, Wm. R. Middelthon Sr. '29, 
Wm. R. Middelthon Jr. '63, and 
Wm. C. Barger '25, to hear The 
Reverend Dr. W. Ivan Hoy '36, 
of the department of religion of the 
University of Miami, speak on 
"College Turmoil Today." Mr. 
Trotter gave an illustrated slide 
presentation on "Hampden-Sydney 
Today" with special attention going 
to the new science building. 

Dr. Barger '25 was re-elected 
president of the chapter. W. R. 
Middlethon Sr. '29 was elected secre- 
tary, and Mr. Robert L. Barclay, 
honorary member of the chapter, 
was elected honorary secretary. 


On Sunday, November 17, Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Robertson were 
hosts at their Centre Cross home to a 
group of alumni interested in the 
formation of the Rappahannock 
Alumni Chapter. Dr. W. Taylor 
Reveley, president of the College, 
talked about the College's present 
activities, and Joe Trotter, alumni 
director, discussed the steps neces- 
sary in forming a new alumni 

The following officers were elected : 
Charles Robertson '31 — President 
Don Morton '36 — Vice President 
W. H. Shirley Jr. '63 — Secretary 


Honor Roll / 1968 


July 1— December 31, 1968 







Total $ 103,318.49 

* *Does not include Christian College Challenge Fund gifts. 

This listing does not include the names of those who made contributions to the Philip H. Ropp Memorial Library Fund prior to December 31, 
1968. A complete list of contributors to this Fund will be published in the Spring issue of The Record. 

* Contributions made through Alumni Fund and/or Christian College Challenge Fund. 


R. G. See 


T. B. Blake, Jr. 
R. A. Moore, Sr. * 
E. H. Richardson 


P. Cochran 


B. B. Reynolds 

E. G. Stokes 


F. C. Bedinger 

J. G. Jefferson, Jr. 
W. B. Mcllwaine 


S. B. Campbell 
J. W. Eggleston 

G. A. Wilson, Jr. 


W. P. Warren 


E. G. Elcan 

F. S. Johns 
J. L. Rogers 


J. M. H. Fitzgerald 

L. H. Lancaster 

J. S. Rixey 

J. G. Scott 

F. W. L. Young 



R. F. Braden 

D. M. Allan* 

K. V. Brugh 

F. A. Massie, Jr. 

A. C. Buchanan 

C. B. Richmond 

J. H. Curry 

H. F. Rolston 

W. P. Gilmer 



J. H. Dunnington 

P. M. Haldeman 

R. M. Ryburn 

E. E. Herzig 

C. E. Lindsay 


R. Lyle 

A. Donnan 
W. P. Hazelgrbve 
W. S. Hundley 
J. H. McClintic 
A. G. Thompson 

L. M. McGavack 
T. H. McGavack 
W. S. Newman 
P. L. Palmore 
S. C. Sprinkle 



J. McGavack 
J. C. Moore 
V. Moore 
W. P. Rainey 
G. H. Rector 

W. T. Bondurant 
G. H. Denny, Jr. 
H. Y. Ingram 
R. W. King 

A. St.Clair 



L. C. Benedict 

J. C. Clark 

B. B. Jones 

E. C. Cork 

E. E. Owen 

W. B. Gold 

R. McK. Sloan 

C. R. Guthrie 

E. T. Thompson * 

J. H. Spessard 
J. B. Wall 


R. H. Wood 

J. E. Bryan 

A. B. Carrington, Jr. 


T. Carrington 

C. G. Peters 

R. W. Bugg 

W. J. Scott 

J. B. Cunningham 

B. W. Venable 

J. B. Henneman 

B. D. Morton 

R. V. McClure 


P. C. Adams 
R. Brittain 
J. A. Lacy 
G. A. Lyle 
M. D. Newton 


H. L. Adams 
H. C. Brenaman 
W. N. Cook 
F. J. Critzer 
L. H. Edmunds 
F. M. Fowlkes 
F. M. Gilliam 
M. L. T. Hughes 
H. H. Hunt, Jr. 
W. S. Ratchford 


J. W. Benjamin 
C. A. Field 
R. C. Garlick, Jr. 
T. E. Gilmer* 
R. P. Morton 
A. Robertson 
A. G. Williams 


C. A. Davis 
W. R. Gardner 
H. H. Gee 
B. P. Harrison 
G. A. Mohr 
W. A. Moncure, Jr. 
J. H. Reed, Jr. 
G. F. Tynes 


W. C. Barger 
J. E. Bedinger 
R. Blankinship 
H. H. Bryan 

E. S. Chappell 
H. H. Coleman 

F. D. Costenbader* 
H. J. Dudley 

R. C. Edmunds* 
J. S. Gillespie* 
A. M. McLaughlin 
H. D. MacPherson 
M. B. Morton 
W. W. Noel 


E. D. Booker 

E. L. Breeden, Jr. 

G. M. Cootes 
M. A. Denton 
D. Fry 

A. H. Gravatt 
J. A. Higgs 
C. G. Johnson 
J. C. Leps, Jr. 
P. G. Linaweaver 
J. B. Organ 
W. M. Palmer 
A. J. Ponton, Jr. 


R. H. Alexander 
J. R. Brinser 
L. G. Chewning* 
W. A. Crawford, Jr. 
W. D. Jarman 

F. E. Kinzer 
T. Maben 

J. M. Preston, IV 
A. L. Richardson, Jr. 

G. M. Robertson 


D. D. Squires* 
G. H. Thompson 
J. M. Ward 

W. P. Williams 

F. C. Winston 


E. R. Arehart 
B. E. Bain* 
J. E. Cox, Jr. 
H. G. Edmunds 
E. R. Elliott* 

J. M. Kelly, Jr. 

W. A. Peak 

R. H. Porterfield 

G. V. Scott 

A. S. J. Southworth 
J. B. Sparrow 
R. W. Tredway 
K. K. Wallace 


W. S. Adkisson, Jr. 
A. S. Alexander, Jr. 
J. R. Ayers, Jr. 
H. H. Bear 
R. C. Bunts 
S. B. Carter 
W. C. Finch 
R. W. Harwell 
R. H. Henneman 
C. H. Jackson, Jr. 

C. H. Jones 

H. W. McLaughlin, Jr. 

J. P. Moore 

I. C. Munt, Jr. 

T. B. Payne 

J. S. Shackleton, Jr. 

E. Turley 


H. H. Beattie 
H. C. Bradshaw 

D. A. Clark 

W. D. Dickinson, Jr. 

W. M. Feild 

M. A. Harris 

A. C. Hopkins, Jr. 

D. D. Hull, Jr. 

W. C. Irvine 

W. A. Johns 

R. W. Lawson, Jr.* 

J. G. McAllister 

C. Pancake, Jr. 

P. H. Ropp* 

G. Z. Simms 

J. A. Smyth 

H. B. Stone, Jr. 

J. P, Stover 

L. W. Topping 

G. H. Woodworth 


C. A. Barrell 

S. Bell, Jr. 

E. B. Craddock 

R. R. Henry 

J. M. Hunt 

W. W. Jefferson, Jr. 

L. L. Price 

M. Reed, Jr. 

W. C. Reed 

C. H. Robertson 

J. R. Saunders, Jr. 

R. G. See, Jr. 

J. W. Sherman 

H. Trotter, Jr. 

T. R. Wilson 

N. H. Wooding 


P. G. Boone 
J. K. Bradford 
J. B. Christian, Jr. 
J. A. Field, Jr. 

B. P. Franklin 

J. W. Gordon, Jr. 

J. S. Grant 

T. T. Hammack 

E. L. Kendig, Jr. 

F. C. King 

W. B. Mcllwaine 
H. P. Powell 
T. L. Toone 

G. H. Ware 


I. N. Blake 

R. McF. Crowe 

A. F. Dillard 

A. R. Gillespie 

J. L. Guerrant 

J. E. Hemphill, Jr. 

G. G. Himmelwright, Jr. 

M. K. Humphries, Jr. 

C. D. Kutz 

J. T. Llewellyn 
R. G. McAllister 
E. J. Nottingham 
A. L. Sturm 
J. T. Sydnor 


O. P. Baird 
A. L. Blake, Jr. 
C. V. Cook. Jr. 
P. G. Cosby, III 
H. H. Custis, Jr. 
R. H. Edmunds 
J. D. Finley 
T. H. Garber 
J. A. Gray 
S. B. McLaughlin 

J. J. Marshall, Jr. 
R. A. Michaux* 
J. W. Pobst 

E. O. Poole 

W. F. Spotswood, Jr. 

F. R. Whitehouse 


C. K. Ale 

C. P. Alexander 
M. M. Alexander 
J. I. Armstrong 

D. P. Bagwell 
J. C. Beckwith 
W. S. Cain, Jr. 
C. Campbell, Jr. 
R. D. Carson 

C. W. Dickhoff, Jr. 
J. S. Dortch, Jr. 

R. S. Gardner 

D. H. Goshorn 
P. Harris, Jr. 

D. R. Hervey 

R. T. Hubard, Jr.* 
W. McK. Jefferies 
W. W. Mackey 
(In Memory) 
J. B. Massey, Jr. 

E. M. Owen 
A. T. Sanders 
O. W. Sanders 
J. T. Trotter* 

L. M. Walker, Jr. 
L. B. Waters 
M. B. Williams 
W. P. Wiseman 


W. V. Afford 
J. G. Bruce, Jr. 
J. G. Bruce 
T. F. Coates, Jr. 
J. T. Doyne, Jr. 
J. L. Elder 

E. C. Griffith 
J. H. Hancock 
W. R. Hill, Jr. 
D. E. Jenkins 
R. D. Johnson 
J. E. Kenyon 

W. T. McChesney 
D. C. Mayes 
H. C. Reed* 
O. L. Roach, Jr. 
W. J. Rue 

G. A. Scott, Jr. 

J. T. Thompson, Jr. 
O. B. Watson, Jr. 
H. E. White 


J. L. Baskervill 

F. C. Bedinger, Jr. 


CUOfo .CI 

W. R. Blandford 
E. J. Brightwell 
M. K. Compher 

E. F. Elam 

W. B. Heyward 
J. L. Johnson 

A. E. Jones, Jr. 
W. R. Jones, Jr. 
C. R. Lacy, Jr. 
(In Memory) 

G. B. Lawson, Jr. 
R. H. Loving* 
C. W. McCann 

B. H. Massey 
L. F. Moss 

H. S. Newman, Jr. 

F. D. Pollard 
E. G. Scott 

J. W. Simmons 
S. B. Spencer 
I. W. Surratt 
W. C. Thompson 
R. R. Weisiger 
I. H. Williams 


L. M. Barkley 
O. B. Bobbin, Jr. 
R. A. Burrell 
E. M. Campbell 
W. A. Carrington 
T. C. Coleman 

G. G. Craddock 
R. E. Fox 

J. Halliday 
J. H. Hancock 
R. G. Harper 

C. R. Holladay 
J. H. Irby, Jr. 
G. H. Lewis 

J. B. Long 

C. V. Montgomery, Jr. 

W. S. Pedigo, Jr. 
S. O. Ruff 
W. L. Sanders 

A. W. Smith, Jr. 
W. C. Stone 

J. H. Temple 

F. P. Turner, Jr. 
W. W. Walton 
W. W. Watson* 
D. M. White 

T. W. Williams 
H. Willis, Jr. 
W. J. Young, Jr. 


J. A. Birdwell 
R. A. Buyers 

B. T. Doyle, Jr. 
A. M. Field, Jr. 

C. O. Finne, Jr. 
J. F. Hadel 

W. H. Hubbard 
J. P. Lawson 
T. W. Leigh 
W. T. Reveley* 

G. L. Rex 

H. F. Robertson 
W. C. Scott, Jr. 

D. S. Sears 
W. B. Spencer 

W. W. Williamson 
H. A. Wilson 


J. S. Battle, Jr. 
R. S. Brown 
D. C. Crawford, Jr.* 
H. A. Flannagan, Jr. 
W. H. Flannagan 
C. A. Hutter 
W. R. Kay 
H. M. Leach 



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M. Leigh 

R. H. Lowe, Jr. 

D. W. Mann 
T. B. Mason 
V. R. May, Jr. 

E. T. Meredith 

R. E. Mitchell. Jr. 
J. D. Philips 
J. M. Ratliff 
C. A. Roach 
B. A. Soyars 
M. G. Stimpson 
R. M. Stokes, Jr. 
R. P. Trice 
W. R. Vaughan 
W. B. White 


F. S. Anderson. Jr. 
F. C. Chaffin, Jr. 
W. C. Chewning 
T. E. Crawley 

J. E. Douglass 
H. C. Green 

A. L. Hardie. Jr. 
W. K. Harrison. Ill 

E. H. Hoy. Jr. 

S. W. Lippincott, Jr. 
W. H. Lucke 

B. L. Milton 

R. A. Moore, Jr. 

C. T. Oraain 
W. S. Patterson 
R. G. Schultz 

F. A. Shelton* 

C. B. Tasker 

H. T. Taylor. Jr. 
W. G. Traylor 
S. R. Weed* 
R. L. Williamson 
J. W. Wilson, III 
H. A. Wiseman, III* 
E. S. Wysor 


W. H. Bailey 
W. W. Beckner. Jr. 
H. R. Bouton, Jr. 
T. C. Bowen. Jr. 

A. C. Buchanan. Jr. 
W. C. Carpenter, Jr. 
P. J. Coblentz 

W. C. Comstock 
J. E. Cousar, III 
E. G. Davis 
T. R. Fulton 
J. B. Gregory 
W. B Harris 
W. G. Huggins 

E. F. Jessee 

L. D. Johnston, Jr. 
J. C. Kelley 

B. F. Kemp 

O. L. Martin, Jr. 
S. W. Purviance 
R. B. Sears 
M. P. Tynes, Jr. 

G. C. Willis 


H. Adams, Jr. 
H. C. Bean 

F. McF. Blanton, Jr. 
R.E.Cabell, Jr.* 
W. H. Clarke 

J. W. Coxe, III 

D. C. Crummett 
A. D. Ellison, Jr. 
W. D. Elwang, Jr. 

E. Etheridge, Jr. 
H. Fitzpatrick, III 

A. L. Fox, Jr. 
W. C. Garrett 

W. T. Gladden, Jr. * 
J. G. Hanes, Jr. 
J. C. Hereford 
W. B. Hines. Jr. 
W. R. Irby 
T. N. P. Johns 
T. C. Laramore, Jr. 
J. G. Peden 
J. W. Robinson 
W. C. Sprye 
R. M. Stephenson 
R. B. Sydnor 

F. E. Taylor 
W. E. Webb* 
E. W. Wolcott 


W. F. Amonette, III 

C. A. Blanton, II 

H. W. Brockenbrough 

C. Burgess 

R. C. Coleman 

L. B. Dickens, Jr. 

J. Q. Hatten 

H. C. Hoge. Ill 

J. T. Hopkins, Jr. 

H. R. Johnson 

W. C. Nunley 

J. D. Pond 

W. D. Shields 

E. R. Trice 

F. W. Young, Jr. 


R. Bluford. Jr. 
L. E. H. Brandon 

G. S. Campbell, Jr. 
C. B. Cook 

W. S. Coxe 
C. R. Crews 
T. F. Crowder 
H. H. Galusha, Jr. 

B. R. Glascock, Jr. 
R. C. Goad 

C. H. Goddin 
W. L. Harvie 
J. M. Jones. Jr. 

F. M. Ryburn, Jr. 

E. F. Striplin, Jr. 

G. R. Stuart 

H. M. Tanner, Jr. 
C. O. Thomas. Jr. 
R. P. Winfield, Jr. 
J. B. Wood 


R. E. Cornwell 
A. A. Dietz. Ill 
C. R. Hudgins, Jr.* 

F. P. Jones 
O. G. Jones 

G. B. Little 

W. A. McCIellan 
C. W. Merriam, Jr. 
R. D. Noel 
L. Old, Jr. 

F. L. Watson, Jr. 
H. O. Wrenn 


W. J. Cantwell 

G. L. Cooper, Jr. 
O. W. Lacy 

J. G. Lane, Jr. 

J. C. Leigh 
P. W. Squire 
R. P. Stickley, Jr. 
R. B. Webb, Jr. 


F. S. Blanton, Jr. 

J. R. Cunningham, Jr. 

F. T. Given, Jr. 
S. J. Grochmal 
J. A. Higgs, Jr. 

G. J. Kostel 
T. P. Overton 
McH. Peters, Jr. 
R. C. Rhodes 
C. W. Rives 

C. C. Talley 
H. S. Taylor, Jr. 


W. G. Andrews, Jr. 
J. R. Dail 
J. E. Drinkard 
J. A. Glascock 

C. W. Hart, Jr. 
H. W. Hoffman* 
J. M. Irvine, Jr. 
W. L. McLaughlin 
W. J. Miller 

E. D. Warinner 
W. L. Wilson 
W. H. Young, II 


L. B. Barnes 
R. J. Basto 

A. Bond 

D. E. Bray, Jr. 

B. M. Caperton 
J. W. Chevalier 

F. B. Drewry 
W. M. Eddy 
F. L. Field, Jr. 
L. B. Goode, Jr. 
T. W. Gouldin 
L. Y. Haile, Jr. 
W. Harrison, Jr. 

C. S. Harvey, Jr. 
A. M. Hitt, Jr. 
H. L. Jones 

C. A. Lambdin 
W. M. Mcllwaine 
M. M. Martin, II 
W. W. Martin, Jr. 

C. H. Pritchard, Jr. 
J. M. Quarles 

F. R. Scott, III 

E. H. Sharp 

R. D. Simmons 

D. S. Tomkies 
J. L. Trinkle 
P. G. Tunstall 
J. H. Vansant 

R. M. Venable, Jr. 


R. B. Bottom, Jr. 

G. T. Brooks, Jr. 
W. E. Burnette, Jr. 
S. D. Craig, Jr. 

N. M. Fox, Jr. 
A. C. Frey, Jr. 

F. H. Fuller, Jr. 

W. M. Geoghegan, Jr. 
W. V. Hall 
S. P. Hart 

G. R. Hicks 

W. O. E. Humphreys 
W. S. Hundley, Jr. 

A. S. Kemper, III 

A. H. Light 

D. S. McClung, II 

B. F. Moomaw, Jr. 
V. A. Motley, Jr. 
R. E. Nolan 

J. R. O'Connell, Jr. 
R. H. Ramey, Jr. 
J. S. Scott, Jr. 
H.'P. Seward, Jr. 

C. W. Smith, Jr. 

E. Smith 

W. S. Trevvett, Jr. 
H. H. Walton, Jr. 

B. McW. Webb 


C. M. Dietz 
C. B. Fraley 

R. McL. Frazer 
G. C. Freeman, Jr. 
L. T. Griffith 
C. A. Holland 
R. W. King, Jr. 
P. J. Kostel 
H. S. Liebert, Jr. 
G. W. Lindsay 
R. S. Mathews 
H. B. Morgan 
C. H. Moseley, Jr. 
K. P. Parker 
J. B. Schug 
M. E. Waddill 
L. C. Whaley, Jr. 
H. A. Wynne, Jr. 


G. E. Bahen, Jr. 
H. P. Brittain 
W. M. Buchanan 
H. D. Dean, Jr. 
C. E. Dunn 
E. M. Durand 
R. C. Edmunds, Jr. 
W. S. Erwin, Jr. 
A. C. Ford, Jr. 
J. S. Harris 
J. B. James 
E. L. LeCompte 
W. T. Murphy, Jr. 
W. M. Oppenhimer 
W. M. Passano, Jr. 

R. L. Safelle, Jr. 

E. H. Wall 
C. R. Young 


J. A. Cross, Jr. 

T. J. Ferrell, Jr. 

C. B. S. Furr 

R. S. Hardy 

M. C. Hawkins 

R. D. Humphrey, Jr. 

G. M. Lucey 

H. C. Owen 

G. E. Pillow, Jr. 

F. B. Robertson, III 
R. F. Rosenbaum 
H. R. Spencer 

R. D. Tester 
K. K. Wallace, Jr. 
A. S. Warinner, Jr. 
J. W. White 

G. M. Williams 
J. M. H. Willis 


W. H. Daugherty, Jr. 

T. E. Glascock 

R. E. Randolph 

C. L. Reed, Jr. 

J. C. Robbins 

R. F. Roberts 

A. C. Saunders 

W. S. Settle 

H. W. Stephenson, Jr. 

T. F. Stewart 

T. L. Thome, Jr. 

G. B. Barner, Jr. 


F. A. Bebeau 

J. M. Britt, Jr. 

C. O. Cake 

W. T. Carrington, Jr. 

F. J. Carter 

W. P. Edmondson 

R. K. Elliott 

J. R. Fisher, III 

R. M. Henry 

J. J. Keating, Jr. 


P. W. Key 

J. E. Kulp 

R. Lyle, Jr. 

G. O. Mead, III 

J. M. Miller 

R. M. Pilcher, Jr. 

J. A. Rawls 

J. R. Sharpe 

J. H. Smith 

H. B. Walker 

J. E. Wallace 


G. C. Bird 
E. W. Early 
R. B. Grinnan, III 
J. L. Hatcher, Jr. 
J. E. Kent, Jr. 
W. L. Lehew 
H. H. McVey, III 
H. B. Marshall 
E. C. Mayes 
W. L. Odom* 
S. R. Pugh, Jr. 

J. B. Shelor 
J. C. Taylor 


C. M. Baylor, Jr. 

J. N. Boyd 

O. H. Carter 

E. E. Cooke 

C. McD. Cowan, Jr. 

R. B. Dawson, Jr. 

J. C. Melvin 

N. P. Neblett 

J. H. Putt, Jr. 

P. Rosanelli, Jr. 

H. H. Shepherd 

A. D. Towe 

J. H. Waters, III 


J. L. Brinkley* 
S. W. Copeland 
W. R. Hess 
R. P. McGrath 
E. P. Osborne, Jr. 
C. A. Petersen, Jr. 

A. W. Raine 
J. M. Shepherd, Jr. 
L. N. Smith 
D. P. Whitley 
R. T. Whitley 
T. S. Word, Jr. 


T. N. Allen 

S. W. Barnes, Jr. 

J. R. Bray 

W. G. Bunch, Jr. 

J. C. Crump, III 

H. T. Dames, Jr. 

L. H. Drew 

F. M. Fowlkes, Jr. 
J. H. Grant, Jr. 
W. G. Hurt 

G. H. Sayres 

H. C. Spalding, Jr. 
D. H. Stinespring 
H. A. Terjen, Jr. 
R. B. Wallace, Jr. 
P. F. White 


S. Broaddus 

A. J. Canada, Jr. 

L. McL. Fisher, Jr. 

C. H. Frischkorn 
H. K. Leary 

D. W. McKeel, Jr. 
G. M. O'Mara 

J. A. Repass 
J. E. Roberts, Jr. 
D. H. Smith, II 
O. C. Stewart, Jr. 
M. L. Woosley 


R. W. Batten 
W. T. Butler, Jr. 
G. E. Ferguson, Jr. 
R. G. Gillespie, Jr. 
R. G. Hall, Jr. 
W. R. Ragsdale 

D. A. Raine, Jr. 
A. Robertson, HI 
R. L. Royster 
N. Showalter 
J. T. Tompkins, III 
T. S. Tredway 


D. R. Allen 
W. H. Bryson 
W. D. Cassidy, III 
L. D. Finley, III 
P. B. Hatcher, III 
W. F. Long, Jr. 
R. G. McAllister, Jr. 

F. M. McClary 
T. R. McDaniel 
R. B. Mathews 
J. W. Melton, III 

W. R. Middelthon, Jr. 
J. L. Patton 
W. H. Saunders 

G. W. Small, Jr. 
A. H. Yeatts 


J. P. M. Boyd 
W. B. Chappell 
J. B. Cline 
M. T. Crone 
G. L. Engle* 

F. B. Lawson 
J. C. Parrott, II 
K. M. Pritchett 

C. H. Smith, Jr. 

H. C. Weiskittel, III 


D. M. Biaett, III 

G. A. Butler 
R. F. Cralle 
T. U. Dudley 
G. H. Heilig, Jr. 
S. O'C. McSwain 
R. W. Maxwell 
J. S. Repass 


J. G.Bruce, HI* 
C. C. Chewning, HI 
R. S. Oakey, Jr. 
J. W. Overbey 
M. W. Paulette 
W. F. Shumadine, Jr. 
W. C. Thompson 
R. S. Voight 

B. K. White, Jr. 

N. H. Wooding, Jr. 
E. F. Younger, III 


J. B. Edge, Jr. 
P. D. Mowbray, Jr. 
T. McD. Orange 
J. R. Wilhoite 


R. W. Axselle 

C. M. Daniel, Jr. 
J. D. Hughes 
W. E. Lane 

P. A. Leggett* 

E. R. Lowry, Jr. 

F. B. Patterson 

N. H. Schearer, Jr. 
R. W. Wiltshire, Jr. 


W. R. Mc Williams, Jr. 



T. C. Bales '27 

B. R. Lacy '28 

C. D. Reigner '50 
P. W. Hodge '56 

R. E. Withers, Jr. '64 
L. W. Webb, Jr. '67 


J. B. Clower, Jr. * 
Anna Dickhoff* 
E. B. Firenze* 
P. L. Grier* 
R. L. Heinemann* 
W. C. Holbrook* 

D. C. Holly* 

E. M. Kiess* 
Jean Massey 

F. J. Simes* 
Louise Allen* 
V. W. Druen* 
J. P. Hudson* 
H. deLancy* 

S. W. Kernodle* 

A. L. Leduc* 

W. W. Porterfield* 

D. B. Selden* 

E. Ryan * 

D. M. Cook* 

B. C. Bass* 

P. T.Atkinson (Mrs.)* 

C. F. McRae (Mrs.)* 
S. C. Hughes* 

W. J. Hogan* 
A. B. Cristo* 
W. F. Bliss* 
Merna McKay * 


Mrs. J. B. Massey 

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Fitzgerald 

Stonewall Court Civic Association 

Mrs. L. C. Caldwell 

Mrs. Marjorie F. Cleghorn 

Mr. H. G. Leggett 

Col. and Mrs. Doswell Gullatt 

Mr. Perry D. Mowbray 

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Carmichael 

Mr. and Mrs. Vastine Stabler, Jr. 

Mr. Arthur D. Reed 

Dr. Francis Ghigo 

Mr. John S. Bransford 

Mrs. Alfred Roberts 

Mrs. James D. Mattox 

Miss Bertha M. Massey 

Mrs. James B. Piatt 

Mrs. Edgar G. Gammon 

Mrs. John C. Metcalf 

Mrs. Ethel F. McFaden 

Mrs. Sallie H. Penn 

Mrs. Aune A. Warinner 

Mr. Roland V. Lawton* 


George Richardason Trust 
Lynn Camp Coal Company 
Edmondson Foundation 


Gulf Oil Corporation 
International Telephone and Telegraph 

Deering-Milliken Company 
American Tobacco Company 
General Mills Foundation 

Halliburton Educational Foundation 
Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. 
ESSO Foundation 
Hercules Incorporated 
Young and Rubicam 
General Electric 
Mobil Foundation 
Nationwide Foundation 
Philip Morris Company 
Smith, Kline and French 
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company 
Bristol Laboratories 
International Business Machines 
John Hancock Insurance Company 



Thomas H. McGavack '17 
Charles R. Guthrie '19 
Macon Reed, Jr. '31 
James W. Gordon, Jr. '32 
John G. Bruce '36 
Robert D. Johnson '36 

Lundy M. Barkley '38 
Walter J. Young, Jr. '38 
George L. Rex '39 
R. A. Moore, Jr. '41 
Surface Studies Group 
Frank M. Ryburn. Jr. '45 
Letcher B. Barnes '50 
Claude H. Pritchard, Jr. '50 

Douglas S. Tomkies '50 

Walter V. Hall '51 
James N. Boyd '58 
John L. Brinkley '59 

W. Glenn Hurt '60 
Henry A. Terjen, Jr. '60 
William T. Butler "62 
J. P. McGuire Boyd '64 
W. Bates Chappell '64 
Kenneth M. Pritchett '64 
William F. Shumadine, Jr. '66 
Eddie R. Lowry, Jr. '68 

N. Heartley Schearer, Jr. '68 

Mrs. J. B. Massey and Miss Jean Massey 

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Fitzgerald 
H. G. Leggett 

Col. and Mrs. Doswell Gullatt 

Mr. Perry D. Mowbray 

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Carmichael 

Mr. and Mrs. Vastine Stabler, Jr. 

Mr. Arthur D. Reed 

Dr. Francis Ghigo 

Mr. John S. Bransford 

Miss Bertha M. Massey 

Mrs. James B. Piatt 

Mrs. Edgar G. Gammon 












Freda Wicks McGavack Memorial 

Charles Callaway Guthrie Scholarship 

Reed Math Prize 

Waddell-Gordon Memorial Fund 

James B. Massey Scholarship Fund 

Albert S. and Virginia P. Johnson Memorial 

Joseph D. Barkley Scholarship Fund 

Walter J. Young Scholarship Fund 

Frank M. Smith, Jr. '42 (in memory) 

R. A. Moore Sportsmanship Award 

F. W. Young, Sr. (in memory) 

James B. Massey Scholarship Fund 


Edgar G. Gammon, David C. Wilson, P. T. 
Atkinson (in memory) 

Thomas Scott, Jr. and Catherine Tomkies 
(in memory) 

Latin Department 

McGuire-Boyd Scholarship 

Religion Department in Memory of Richard 
E. Weingart '58 

H. B. Overcash Memorial Fund 

Scholarship Aid 

Athletic Department 

McGuire-Boyd Scholarship 

Swimming Pool Fund 

Athletic Department 

Scholarship Aid 

To be used at the discretion of Dr. Graves H. 

Mrs. P. T. Atkinson's Museum Fund, dis- 
cretion of Dr. G. H. Thompson 

Mrs. A. J. Terrell, Mrs. S. R. Deihl 
(in memory) 

A. Kenton Muhleman (in memory) 

William T. Pugh (in memory) 

Bennett H. Barnes, III (in memory) 

A. Kenton Muhleman, Jr. (in memory) 

J. Marshall Ewing (in memory) 

Clark E. Lindsay (in memory) 

J. Marshall Ewing (in memory) 

Prof, and Mrs. Macon Reed (in memory) 

J. Marshall Ewing (in memory) 

James B. Massey Scholarship Fund 

Designation to be announced later 

Edgar G. Gammon (in memory) 


Class Notes 


Dr. Ray A. Moore Sr., subject of a 
feature article in the fall issue of The 
Record, was honored at a testimonial 
banquet at the Hotel Weyanoke, Farmville, 
on February 18th by his Southside Com- 
munity Hospital Medical Staff associates 
and their wives. Dr. Moore, nearing 90, 
still practices actively as "dean" of the 
Southside staff. 


John McGavack was the author of an 
article, "An Analysis of Our Rubber Heri- 
tage," which was published in the Rubber 
Journal in September, 1968. The article 
presents an analysis of the most frequently 
cited authors' references in rubber literature 
over the past 20 years. 


Col. Ben W. Venable of Charleston, 
West Virginia, a long-time supporter of 
Salvation Army activities in that city, 
was awarded the Army's service award in 
ceremonies on November 26, 1968. 


Dr. W. W. Elliott retired as professor 
of mathematics at Duke University on 
August 31, 1968, after 43 years' service to 
that institution. A recent article in The 
Durham (N. C.) Morning Herald noted that 
Dr. Elliott had taught more than 10,000 
students during his career. An accom- 
plished bridge player, he became North 
Carolina's first life Master in competitive 
bridge in 1950. His brother, Dr. Emmet R. 
Elliott '28, is professor emeritus of mathe- 
matics at Hampden-Sydney. 

The Rev. James R. "Ching" Graham, on 

leave from missionary duties in Formosa, 
recently spent a day in Charleston, W. Va., 
where he met Dr. Gil Simms '30 for the 
first time. They got together for dinner 
and enjoyed reminiscing about their re- 
spective days at H-SC. Mr. Graham served 
on the football staff of Coach C. A. "Yank" 
Bernier at Hampden-Sydney during the 


Dr. John B. Cunningham has resigned as 
choir, instructor at the Presbyterian Chil- 

dren's Home, Lynchburg, but is continuing 
his duties as pastor of the Cascade Presby- 
terian Church, Cascade, Va. 



Ernest W. Slifer of Boston represented 
Hampden-Sydney at the fall inauguration 
of Dr. Morris B. Abram as president of 
Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. 

William Warren Barnwell, for many years 
associated with Fishburne Military Acad- 
emy, Waynesboro, has retired to St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., where he and Mrs. Barnwell will 
make their home. At the time of retire- 
ment, he was associated with an insurance 
agency in Waynesboro. 

Dr. William C. Barger, who retired as 
senior school psychiatrist for the New 
York City Board of Education in 1965, 
is highly sought as a speaker on medical 
subjects. In August, 1968, he presented 
a paper on childhood dynamics at the 7th 
International Congress on Mental Health 
in London. At the same time, he visited 
the Thalidomide Clinic for children in 
West Germany and delivered discourses in 
Austria. A technical paper to have been 
delivered at the Pan American Medical 
Congress in Buenos Aires in November had 
to be cancelled when the necessary photo- 
graphic slides did not show up in time, but 
was later given to the Retired Physicians 
Association of Broward County, Fla., 
in January. The same month, he also ad- 
dressed the Broward County Psychiatric 


The Rev. Paul G. Linaweaver, formerly 
of Charleston, S. C, has moved to LaMesa, 
Calif., effective January, 1969. His address 
is 7834 Highwood Ave. 

The Rev. Alfred K. Dudley, former pastor 
of the McKinnon Presbyterian Church, 
Concord, N. C, is now serving as pastor 
of the Village and Drakes Branch Presby- 
terian Churches in Charlotte County, Va. 
A football coach at Hampden-Sydney in 
1936-37 and a graduate of Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Mr. Dudley has filled 
pastorates in Clothier and Nitro, W. Va., 
Johnson City, Tenn., and Wilmington, 
N. C. He held the Concord pastorate for 
15 years. The Rev. H. William Vassey and 
Dr. D. Maurice Allan '16 of Hampden- 
Sydney, attended Mr. Dudley's installation 
on February 16. 

Dudley '27 

Adkins '27 

A recent edition of the Greenbrier Mili- 
tary Academy alumni magazine carried an 
article on that school's 1932 football team 
which scored 289 points against their op- 
ponents' 25. It was interesting to note that 
the squad, called one of Greenbrier's "all- 
time great teams," was coached by Alfred 
A. "Spritter" Adkins Jr. '27, who was 
assisted by John Montgomery and C. E. 
"Tite" Turley, both '29. 


Dr. Bernard Bain, superintendent of the 
newly founded Zuni Presbyterian School 
at Lynchburg, spoke at College Church on 
January 22 on the church's ministry to 
retarded children. Dr. Bain is also super- 
intendent of Presbyterian Home in Lynch- 


Elliott '18 

Montgomery '29 
{See '27) 

Dr. Albert L. Sturm, a member of the 
political science faculty at Virginia Tech 
since last fall, has been named vice presi- 
dent of the National Council for Revision 
of State Constitutions. 


Wright '35 

Shelburne '36 


Dr. Richard A. Michaux, a Richmond 
physician and member of the Board of 
Trustees of the College, was recently elected 
to the Board of Directors of the Virginia 
Trust Co., Richmond banking concern. 
Dr. Michaux was also recently elected 
president of the Richmond Academy of 
Medicine and in his inaugural address 
suggested that his colleagues become more 
involved in federal health programs, there- 
by more effectively controlling them. 


The Rev. Theoderic E. Roberts Jr. of 

Lakeside, Calif., writes that since serving 
as guide on a tour to Europe and the 
Middle East last spring, he has been be- 
sieged by requests to serve as a speaker at 
various functions. He notes that he took 
over 700 pictures during the trip which 
took him to Israel, Greece, Italy, Switzer- 
land, France and England. During March, 
Mr. Roberts spent 10 days in a special 
study program at Union Theological 

The American Tobacco Company has 
announced the promotion of Howard E. 
Wright Jr. to assistant manager of basic 
materials research at its Richmond in- 
stallation. Mr. Wright joined the firm in 
1939 as a research chemist and, with the 
exception of wartime service, has been 
associated with it continuously. He had 
been supervisor of the tobacco basic re- 
search unit since 1965. The author of 
numerous scientific publications dealing 
with tobacco plant biochemistry, Mr. 
Wright, his wife and their three daughters 
reside in Richmond. 


Dan Shelburne, a vice president of the 
Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., Raleigh, 
N. C, was recently featured in the firm's 
company magazine, Wachoviews, which 
lauded his work in civic affairs. He joined 
the firm at Winston-Salem, N. C, in 1950 
after serving as a senior bank examiner for 
the Federal Reserve Bank cf Richmond. 
The distinction of which he is proudest is 
being the father of three Eagle Scouts. 

Dr. W. Ivan Hoy gave the inaugural 
address in the Religion Lecture 'Series of 
Broward County, Fla., recently. His topic 
was "The Future of Religion in South 


Bill Heyward of Dunedin, Fla., repre- 
sented Hampden-Sydney at the March 8th 
inauguration of Dr. Billy O. Wireman as 
president of Florida Presbyterian College, 
St. Augustine. 


Fred W. Beck, Jr., president of Beck 
Motor Co., Petersburg, has been elected 
president of the Automotive Trade Asso- 
ciation of Virginia. 

The fall issue of The Record carried 
a biographical sketch on Dr. John E. 
Husted of the Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology in connection with his election to 
membership in publications of Who's Who 
in America. We regret that we failed to 
mention that Dr. Husted has headed the 
Mineral Engineering Branch of the Engi- 
neering Experiment Station of the Institute 
since 1966 and has held the rank of Re- 
search Professor of Geology since 1967. 


Dr. W. Taylor Reveley, president of 
Hampden-Sydney, has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Virginia Trust 
Company, Richmond banking concern. He 
was also recently elected to membership 
on the board of the Association of Virginia 
Colleges, which he served as president 
during 1968-69. 


The Sunday Magazine of The Herald- 
Advertiser, Huntington, W. Va., newspaper, 
recently carried an account on jogging as 
the biggest physical fitness craze to hit 
that area since hula hoops. One of those 
featured in the article was Homer Hatten, 
Huntington insurance executive who jogs 
every morning before going to work. In- 
cluded was a three-column picture of Mr. 
Hatten attired in sweat clothes and tam, 
off and running on one of his early morning 

A recent letter from Roy S. Hasegawa 
notes his change of address to Villa Phoenix 
410, Komagome 4-14-6, Toshima-ku Tokyo 
170, Japan, where he is on the humanities 
faculty at Tokai University. He notes 
that his health has improved in the past 
year, and he has been able to spend more 
time on his writing, particularly that on 
the Middle East, on which he has done 
extensive research. 

Dr. Ralph M. Stokes of Portsmouth was 
recently appointed by Virginia Governor 
Mills E. Godwin as the osteopathic member 
of the Virginia State Board of Medical 

When the employees of the Associated 
Press went on strike early this year, the 
Richmond Times-Dispatch carried a large 
picture showing the Richmond picket line, 
which included Ed Young, bundled up 
against the elements and pushing a cart 

holding a radio and other necessities to 
add comfort to the occasion. He later 
noted, "If you happen to need a team of 
pickets at H-SC at any time, I can provide 
a set of four who hold eight college degrees 
among 'em. This gives a certain distinction 
to the picket line . . ." 


An editorial in a recent edition of the 
St. Louis Globe-Democrat lauds Dr. James 
L. Bugg for his contribution to the growth 
of the University of Missouri at St. Louis, 
which he has served as chancellor since 
1963. During the period the school has 
grown from 600 to 8,200 students with a 
projected enrollment of 15,000 by 1975. 
Dr. Bugg will assume the presidency of 
Old Dominion College, Norfolk, this 


Dr. Walter H. Cobbs of Kenwood, Ohio, 
has been named director of applied sciences 
for research and development by the 
Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. A member 
of the firm since 1965, Dr. Cobbs formerly 
was manager of chemical and abrasives 
research. He is the father of four children. 


Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Dickhoff were 
blessed with the birth of a son, George 
Michael, on January 16 at Southside Com- 
munity Hospital, Farmville. 

Dr. Thomas N. P. Johns, a Richmond 
surgeon, has been named to the Richmond 
board of the Bank of Virginia. The board 
serves the central Richmond area. 

Dr. John B. Catlett is now practicing 
medicine as a member of the staff of the 
McGuire Clinic of St. Lukes Hospital, 
Richmond. In a recent letter to the alumni 
office he noted, ". . . it is quite interesting 
that we happen to have so many Hampden- 
Sydney men." (see story on pg. 10) 

Hampden-Sydney was represented at 
the November 16th inauguration of Dr. 
Raymond Morris Bost as president of 
Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, N. C, by 
James G. Peden, manager of the Coca-Cola 
Bottling Co. of that city. In recounting 
the experience, Mr. Peden noted, "I was 
most proud for Hampden-Sydney to be the 
fifth oldest institution represented . . ." 

Cobbs '42 

Mistele '44 



The Rev. Allan C. Anderson, formerly of 
Memphis, Tenn., has assumed pastoral 
duties of the First Presbyterian Church, 
27 Seaside Lane, Texas City, Texas, effec- 
tive January 17, 1969. 

Arthur G. Turner, former vice president 
for the foundry sales at Flynn and Emrich 
Company, has accepted the position of 
general manager of the G&K Foundry 
Division of Unitec Industries, Inc., Balti- 
more, Md. The company specializes in 
non-ferrous castings for commercial and 
defense use. The Turners recently an- 
nounced the arrival of a son, Charles 
Arthur Philip Turner, at Church and Home 
Hospital, Baltimore. The Turners are 
residing at 618 W. Chesapeake Ave., 
Towson, Md. 

Former Tiger football star Robert S. 
Mistele joined the national staff of the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes last fall 
as director for the states of Michigan, 
Illinois and Wisconsin. Previously, he 
had spent 20 years as an athletic coach on 
the high school and college levels. Noting 
his delight at the establishment of an 
F.C.A. group at Hampden-Sydney, Mr. 
Mistele said ". . . it has a tremendous 
future in changing the lives of young 
athletes . . ." He plans to attend the fall 
25th reunion of the Class of 1944, which 
he claims to be "the greatest class of 
athletes ever to enter Death Valley." 


The Rev. Dr. John W. Craven, pastor of 
Westminster Presbyterian Church in 
Lynchburg since 1961, resigned effective 
December 1, 1968, to become minister of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Hampton. 
Prior to going to Lynchburg, Dr. Craven 
had served pastorates in Florida, North 
Carolina and Petersburg, Va. At the time 
of his resignation, he was chairman of 
Appomattox Presbytery's Council and of 
its Stewardship Committee. 

E. F. "Pat" Striplin Jr., a native of 
Farmville, was named assistant to the 
Chairman of the Board of the Erie Lacka- 
wanna Railway on December 15, 1968, with 
headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. A 
former newspaperman, Striplin joined the 
public relations staff of the Norfolk and 
Western Railway, of which the Erie Lacka- 
wanna is a subsidiary, in 1962. 


The Hon. George J. Kostel of Clifton 
Forge, a member of the Virginia House of 
Delegates since 1963, served as chairman 
of the Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner for 
Virginia Democrats which was held on 
February 2 at the Hotel John Marshall in 
Richmond. Kcstel, who was appointed to 
chair the event by Congressman Watkins 
M. Abbitt of Virginia's 4th District, is a 
member of the Democratic State Central 
Committee from the 6th District. 

"A Winter Holiday in Norway" is the 
title of an article by Shelton H. Short m 
which appeared in The South Hill (Va.) 
Enterprise in early March. The article 
was highly complimentary to the friendli- 

Talley '48 

Jones '49 

Goode '50 

Hughes '50 

ness of the people of the region and dealt 
at some length with the fine skiing available 
there and the excellent cuisine. Short, a 
native of Chase City, is currently studying 
at Edinburgh University in Scotland. 

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Gilmer Jr. of 

Blacksburg have announced the birth of 
a son, Robert Sullivan Gilmer, at the 
Radford Hospital on January 28th. The 
7 pound 3 ounce "Tiger" was the 16th 
grandchild for Dr. Gilmer Sr. '23 and 
Mrs. Gilmer of Hampden-Sydney. 

The Rev. Charles Talley has resigned 
as minister of the Catcctin Presbyterian 
Church in Waterford, Va., and has assumed 
the pastorate of Meadows Presbyterian 
Church, Charlottesville. Mr. Talley had 
been associated with the historic Catoctin 
Church since 1963 and had been very 
active in the affairs of Loudoun County. 
Mr. and Mrs. Talley are the parents of 
two children. 


Dr. Archer Jones recently assumed the 
position of Dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences at North Dakota State Uni- 
versity, Fargo, N. D. He was previously a 
member of the history faculty of the Uni- 
versity of South Carolina at Columbia. 

The Rev. John M. Irvine Jr. assumed 
duties as associate pastor of the First 
Congregational Church, Park Ridge, N. J., 
on September 1, 1968. Previously, he had 
served the pastorate of the Millersburg, Ky., 
Presbyterian Church for four years. In 
August, 1968, he was awarded the Doctor 
of Education degree by Teachers College, 
Columbia University. Dr. Irvine, his wife 
and three daughters reside at 23 Campbell 
Avenue, Woodcliff Lake, N. J. 

The Rev. and Mrs. John V. Moore, and 

family recently returned to Korea after 
a furlough in the United States. A mis- 
sionary of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., 
Mr. Moore is associated with the Taejon 
Presbyterian College. His address is Tae- 
jon Presbyterian College, No. 133 Ojung- 
Dong, Taejon, Korea. 


Lewis B. Goode, Jr., a vice president of 
Fidelity National Bank, will be transferred 
from the firm's Chase City office to the 
main office in Lynchburg in July. Mr. 
Goode has been active in the civic affairs 
of Chase City for the past several years. 
In his new position, he will be working 
primarily with Fidelity-American Bank- 

shares, Inc., a holding company composed 
of Fidelity and the American National 
Bank, Portsmouth. Goode is married to 
the former Martha Wallace and they have 
three children. 

Bruce Taylor Hughes, formerly associated 
with the Maryland National Bank of Balti- 
more, has resigned to assume a vice presi- 
dency of the Colonial Mortgage Service 
Company of Philadelphia. In his new 
position, he holds the title of vice president 
and will be in charge of the Philadelphia 
firm's newly created construction loan 
department. The firm is among the largest 
companies of its kind in the United States, 
with a portfolio totaling approximately 
S953 million. Mr. Hughes is married to 
the former Joyce Holman and is the father 
of two children. 

Richard M. Venable was elected vice 
chairman of the advisory board of the 
Salvation Army in Charleston, W. Va., in 
November, 1968. 

Firestone International Company of 
Akron, Ohio, has announced the appoint- 
ment of Frank L. Field Jr. as its operating 
manager. Field joined Firestone in 1954 
and has served the company in Haiti, 
and Puerto Rico. He has been stationed 
in Akron, where he has held various posts 
in the international division operating 
department, since 1961. 

The Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce 
named Robert A. Dirom Jr. to its Board of 
Directors in February. Dirom is vice presi- 
dent and secretary of Carringtcn-Dirom- 
Basten Co., Inc., general insurance agents 
in Lynchburg. 

John R. Marchant '35, of Richmond, 
president of Miller & Rhoads department 
store chain, has announced the appoint- 
ment of George T. Bryson, former manager 
of the firm's downtown Richmond store, to 
the position of divisional buying manager 
for the ready-to-wear division of the com- 
pany. Mr. Bryson has been with Miller & 
Rhoads since 1950 and has held positions 
in Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg and 
Virginia Beach. 


Mr. and Mrs. Kendall P. Parker of 

Richmond announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Mary Elizabeth, 'on February 10 at 
Johnston- Willis Hospital in that city. 

The Rev. Reid H. Erwin has resigned as 
pastor of the New Bern, N. C, Presbyterian 
Church to assume pastoral duties at the 
Cherryville Presbyterian Church, Cherry- 
ville, N. C. 


A. Emerson Johnson, headmaster at 
Roanoke's North Cress School since its 
founding in 1961. has resigned, effective 
July 1. to assume the same position with 
the Charlotte Countv Dav School, Char- 
lotte. N. C. 

A Union Sohlier in the Land of the Van- 
quished: The Diary of Sergeant Mat hew 
Woodruff, June-December. 1865 has been 
released by the University of Alabama 
Press. The book was edited and annotated 
bj F. Nash Boney, who has been associated 
with the department of history at the Uni- 
versity of Georgia, Athens, since last 

Shell Oil Company has announced the 
appointment of Robert S. Mathews to the 
newly created position of Supervisor of 
Systems Development in the Data Process- 
ing Department, with headquarters in 
Tulsa. Okla. A Shell employee since 1954, 
Mathews has worked for the company in 
both New York and in the Atlanta Market- 
ing Division. Prior to going to Tulsa, he 
was on special assignment, as a staff systems 
analyst, to the business systems division 
in New York. 


Henry M. Read, director of public 
relations for the College, has been appointed 
to a three-year term on the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Prince Edward County Com- 
munity Chest. He will represent Hampden 

Tom S. Bigelow, an employee of Gulf 
Oil Corporation since his student days at 
Hampden-Sydney. is now stationed with 
the company in Los Angeles. Previously, 
he was assigned to the company's opera- 
tion in Puerto Rico for several' years. 

Roney Rowland, manager of group 
insurance underwriting for the Life In- 
surance Company of Virginia since 1966, 
has been promoted by the firm to assistant 
vice president in charge of group insurance 


E. Stewart Robertson, formerly assistant 
manager for the Washington, D. C, district 
of Humble Oil Company, assumed a new 
position with the company's marketing 
headquarters in Houston, Tex., on January 
9. He joined the firm in 1958. and in ad- 
dition to his Washington assignment, he 
has served in various sales and supervisory 
positions. (See Overbey '55.) 

The Rev. Ernest T. Thompson Jr., pastor 

of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. Char- 
lotte, N. C, headed a two-week tour of the 
Holy Land in March. Countries visited 
were Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel 
with stop-overs in Corinth, Athens, Rome 
and Cairo. Mr. Thompson is the son of 
The Rev. Dr. Thompson Sr. '14. 

J. M. H. Willis Jr. has been named 
associate legal advisor for Mary Washing- 
ton College. Fredericksburg, and as such 
will work closely with its chancellor and 
other administrative officials on legal 
matters related to the College. In addition 
to his new position, he will continue to 
serve as Commonwealth's Attorney for the 
city of Fredericksburg and retains his 
private law practice there. 

"Young Builder Challenge" was the title 
of an article which appeared several months 
ago in the Washington Post concerning 
building contractors in the northern Vir- 
ginia area. Quoted in the article was 
William H. "Bill" Plank, a partner in the 
firm of Wills & Plank, which has completed 
two sub-divisions in two years, is now in 
the process of completing two more and is 
committed to a fifth. Mr. Plank was quoted 
as saying that the effectiveness of his com- 
pany has been increased through the per- 
sonal touch allowed by the small number 
of management and supervisory personnel 
in the firm. 


A member of the Humble Oil & Refining 
Co. managerial staff since 1959. James M. 
Overbey, most recently head of the firm's 
business analysis section in Baltimore, has 
been named assistant manager for the 
Washington, D. C. district of the firm. 
He succeeds E. Stewart Robertson '54. 
Prior to being assigned to Baltimore 
regional headquarters in 1967, Mr. Overbey 
served in a number of marketing positions 
with the firm. (See Robertson '54.) 

Miss Pamela Storm McConnell Good of 
Rock Island. III., and Albert "Al" Schwabe 
II of Charleston, W. Va., were married in 
Christ Episcopal Church. Rock Island, on 
October 5. The couple is residing in 
Charleston, where Mr. Schwabe is president 
of Schwabe-May Co. 

Head football coach Stokeley Fulton of 
Hampden-Sydney has been named by head 
football coach Jerry Claiborne of VPI to 
serve on. the 1969 Committee of Athletes 
Against Cancer in Virginia. He has already 
made several talks to large audiences 
concerning the crusade, urging support of 
its fund-raising efforts and encouraging 
annual physical check-ups. 

The Rev. Robert Eugene "Gene" 
Randolph was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 
Religion by Emory University, Atlanta, at 
the end of its fall quarter, 1968. He is now 
residing at 616 James Blvd., Signal Moun- 
tain, Tenn. 37377. 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York 
legal firm, has announced the appointment 
of W. Sydnor "Syd" Settle to membership 
in the firm effective January 1. 

Thomas E. "Tommy" Glascock, attorney 
for the city of Hampton, was named 1968 
outstanding Exchangite by the Peninsula 
Exchange Club. A former president of the 
Club, he has served as city attorney since 


Mr. and Mrs. William T. Carrington Jr. 

of Richmond announce the birth of a son, 
Tazewell Glenn, on November 2, 1968. 

Anderson & Strudwick, Investment 
Bankers, have announced the appointment 
of Donald R. Perritt as a registered repre- 
sentative of the firm. Mr. Perritt is associ- 
ated with the firm's Richmond office. 

We regret that the marriage of Miss 
Twila Marie Logue and William DuPriest 
Williams of Danville was carried in the 
1966 class notes section of the last issue of 
The Record, due to a typographical error, 
instead of 1956, Mr. Williams' class. 

"George Marshall Marks Time in Dan- 
ville" was the title of a most interesting 
article by Royster Lyle Jr., which appeared 
in the Autumn, 1968, issue of Cavalcade 
Magazine, a publication of the Virginia 
State Library. Mr. Lyle is assistant to the 
director, and curator of the George C. 
Marshall Research Library in Lexington. 
He recently attended the annual meeting of 
the Oral History Association at Lincoln, 
Neb., and also visited the Eisenhower and 
Truman Libraries. In December, 1968, he 
was elected chairman of the Rockbridge 
Area Regional Planning Commission, which 
is charged with planning and developing 
facilities in that area. 


Johnson '52 

Mathews '52 

Robertson '54 

Overbey '55 

The marriage of Miss Sarah Elizabeth 
Markle of Lexington and The Rev. Edgar 
Caldwell Mayse of Onancock took place in 
Grace Episcopal Church, Berryville, on 
June 15, 1968. Serving as a groomsman in 
the ceremony was John L. Brinkley '59 of 
Hampden-Sydney. After spending several 
days at Skyland, the couple toured Greece 
for three weeks before returning to Onan- 
cock, where Mr. Mayse is pastor of Naomi 
Makemie Presbyterian Church. 

Dr. Willerte L. "Bill" LeHew was 

recently named a Fellow of the American 
Association of Obstetrics & Gynecology 
and was inducted into membership in 
ceremonies at Bal Harbour, Florida. Dr. 
LeHew is chief of the Obstetrics-Gyne- 
cology department of Norfolk General 
Hospital. He and Mrs. LeHew were blessed 
with their fourth child, a son, Charles 
Scott, in July, 1968. 



Mr. and Mrs. John H. Waters III have 
announced the birth of their first child, a 
son, John Hardy IV, on January 28. The 
Waterses reside at Hampden-Sydney, where 
he is acting director of admissions and 
director of financial aid for the College. 

A. Darden Towe, president of the Virginia 
Jaycees, was the principal speaker at the 
annual Distinguished Service Award ban- 
quet held by the Danville Jaycees on 
January 27. 

The board of directors cf the Citizens 
National Bank of Herndon has announced 
the appointment of Thorn F. I lanes as a 
vice president of the firm. A former deputy 
clerk of Circuit and County Court in 
Fairfax, he attended the Gecrge Washing- 
ton School of Law and the American 
Institute of Banking after graduating from 

When the Valentine Museum of Rich- 
mond held its Musicale last November, 
Ronald W. Davis was featured at his 
harpsichord. A large, four-column picture 
of Mr. Davis appeared in the Richmond 
News-Leader on November 18. showing 
several young admirers gathered around 
Mr. Davis and the instrument. He is 
currently serving as chairman of a series of 
organ recitals sponsored by the Richmond 
Chapter of the American Guild of Organ- 
ists which ends in April. 

Miss Judith Faulconer Preddy of Gor- 
donsville and Dr. Robert Rogers Chaplin Jr. 
of Richmond were married in St. Lukes 
Lutheran Church of the latter city, on 
March 7. The couple is residing in Rich- 

In a recent letter to Dr. Graves H. Thomp- 
son '27 of Hampden-Sydney, Nathaniel P. 
Neblett asked for help in translating a 
Latin quotation thought to have come from 
a privy wall in Pompeii. He admitted that 
his Latin had become somewhat rusty since 
graduation. Mr. Neblett is now located in 
Lynchburg where he is engaged in archi- 
tectural archaeology and restoration with 
the firm of J. Everette Fauber Jr., A.I.A. 

Wallace B. Hurt of Blackstone was one 
of three "outstanding" young men honored 
by the Blackstone Jaycees in February. Mr. 
Hurt was recognized for his contributions 
to education. 


After being classed as "lost" by the 
Hampden-Sydney circulation department, 
Dr. Theodoras Niemeijer has been located 
through the help of Royster Lyle Jr. '56. 
A resident of Holland, Dr. Niemeijer and 
wife Ingrid are currently residing in 
Toronto, Canada, where he is doing physics 
research. They may be reached through 
the graduate physics department of the 
University of Toronto. During Christmas, 
they visited in the Lyles' home in Lexington. 

Formerly associated with the Canteen 
Corporation for several years, Reg S. Lynch 
has joined Sveden House International, Inc., 
a volume food vendor, and was recently 
appointed director of its Corporate Restau- 
rant Division. He is making his home in 

LeHew '57 

Morton '61 

Minneapolis where he previously directed 
the Concessions Division of the company. 

Bill Bryant and his wife Cele, were 
honored just prior to Christmas, 1968. when 
they were invited to attend a travel mission 
to South America with Governor Dan 
Moore cf North Carolina. The purpose 
of the trip' was to promote North Carolina 
and the United States among South Ameri- 
cans. During their trip they visited Caracas, 
Rio de Janeiro. Buenos Aires. Santiago 
and Lima, and stayed on a few extra days 
to visit Macchu Pichu. the lost city of the 
Incas. The Bryants and their two children 
are living in Pinehurst, N. C, where he is in 
the motel business. 

The Rev. James J. H. Price, associate 
professor of religion at Lynchburg College, 
appeared on a November 3, 1968. political 
forum in Lynchburg to speak on bond 
issues for higher education and mental 
hospitals in Virginia. 

The Miller-Morton Company, Rich- 
mond-based subsidiary of the A. H. Robins 
Company, named David A. Robb Jr. as 
new products manager on December 1, 
1968. He joined the Robins Company in 
1967, and prior to his recent promotion was 
senior consumer analyst in the marketing 
research department. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. King Waddill of New- 
port News have announced the birth of 
their first child, a daughter, Karen Elizabeth, 
on January 20. 


F. Meriwether Fowlkes Jr. of Richmond 
has been elected treasurer of the Richmond 
region of the Antique Automobile Club of 

Howard V. Whitney m, recently named 
assistant vice president of Fidelity Bankers 
Life Insurance Company of Richmond, has 
been named vice president of its parent 
company, Fidelity Corporation, of the 
same city. In his new position, Mr. Whitney 
will be in charge of the public relations and 
acquisitions areas of the firm. 

William C. Battle, Virginia Democratic 
gubernatorial nominee, has appointed 
Roland W. Dodson, a member of the law 
firm of Cooper, Spong & Davis in Ports- 
mouth, as a co-chairman for his Ports- 
mouth campaign. Mr. Dodson is not new 
to political campaigns. One of the partners 
of his firm is U. S. Senator William B. Spong 
'41, in whose campaign for the Senate Mr. 
Dodson gained vast experience. 

Michael H. Dills joined the Norfolk law 
firm of Seawell, McCoy, Winston & Dalton 

in September, 1968, after receiving the 
degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence from the 
University of Tennessee the previous 
month. He and his wife are residing at 
609-C Hunter Court, Virginia Beach. 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin S. "Ben" Morgan 

III are now residing in Hampton, where he 
is teaching at the Thomas Nelson Com- 
munity College. 


Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Tarry of Clarks- 
ville, Va.. announce the birth of a son, 
Sam Lewis Jr., on November 26, 1968, at 
Maria Parham Hospital, Henderson, N. C. 

Charles C. Morton has been awarded the 
Rabbi Emil Leipziger Award as outstanding 
young campaign worker in the 1968 United 
Fund drive in New- Orleans, La. He served 
as a section chairman in the small business 
group during the drive, which exceeded its 
goal of S4,3 12,000 by S8,000. He is the 
son of John F. Morton Jr. '26, and recently 
became associated with the Union Central 
Life Insurance Co. 


Capt. George W. Booze, USAF, has been 
graduated from the U. S. Air Force School 
of Aerospace Medicine's primary course at 
Brooks AFB. Tex., where he was enrolled 
for nine weeks of specialized study in aero- 
space medicine. He is now assigned to 
Plattsburg AFB, N. Y., as a member of the 
Strategic Air Command. 

J. William Farrell IH was elected Corre- 
spondent Bank Officer of the Central 
National Bank. Richmond, at a meeting 
of its Board of Directors in January. A 
native of Petersburg, Mr. Ferrell joined 
CNB July, 1966, as a management trainee, 
and since that time has served in various 
operating departments of the firm. He 
and his wife, the former Dorothy Ewing, 
and a son reside in Richmond. 


Dr. Russell G. McAllister Jr. and Miss 
Ann Elizabeth Parks were married on 
November 9, 1968, in the Patten Chapel, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. The couple is residing 
in Nashville, Tenn., where Dr. McAllister is 
on the staff of the Vanderbilt University 

Frederic Scott Reed, Goochland farmer- 
businessman who heads the Goochland 
County Industrial Development Committee, 
was honored by the Goochland Jaycees in 
January when they awarded him their 
annual distinguished service award. Active 
in county govermental, political and civic 
activities, Reed is a member of the Gooch- 
land Ruritan Club. 

Scott & Stringfellow. Richmond stock 
brokerage firm, recently announced that 
Leavenworth M. Ferrell has joined the firm 
as a registered representative. Mr. Ferrell 
is residing in Richmond. 


John Joe Mitchell was appointed assistant 
personnel manager of the Farmville plant of 
the Stackpole Components Company in 


January after completing a six-months 
management training program with the 
firm. His duties include the supervision and 
administration of various personnel policies 
and procedures in the Farmville plant. 
He and his wife. Kendal, and a son are 
residing in Farmville. 

Gerald L. Engel, assistant professor of 
mathematics at Hampden-Sydney, was one 
of three lecturers at a conference on com- 
puter science in undergraduate curricula 
held in Richmond March 7-8. The con- 
ference was sponsored by the University 
Center in Virginia. 

In the Fall, 1968. issue of The Record, 
a note on Weldon Tuck erroneously gave his 
occupation as that ot attorney. Mr. Tuck 
is a stock broker and the editors of The 
Record apologize for this error. 

The Record has learned that Fred 
Kellmeyer Jr. is the defending men's singles 
champion of the Kanawha Valley Tennis 
Tournament held annually in Charleston, 
W. Va. Mr. Kellrneyer was seeded No. 2 
in the tournament last year when he upset 
his No. 1 seeded opponent 7-5, 6-3. 

Giles M. Robertson Jr. is serving a medi- 
cal internship at the Medical College of 
Virginia Hospital, Richmond. 

Mac Gamhill. formerly of Greensboro, 
N. C, is now residing in Chicago, 111., 
where he is a systems analyst for Sears, 
Roebuck & Co. in the firm's "Advanced 
Inventory Management" program. His 
address is 3550 Lake Shore Drive. Apt. 
2720. Chicago. 111. 60657. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Waters of Rich- 
mond were blessed on November 4, 1968, 
with the arrival of their first child, a daugh- 
ter, Mary Beth. 

pany, a consulting firm, as a marketing 
specialist, in Birmingham, Mich. His 
address is 2843 Somerset Blvd., Apt. 207, 
Troy, Mich. 


After passing the Pennsylvania State Bar 
in July. 1968, Richard C. Manson Jr. joined 
the Pittsburgh National Bank, Pittsburgh. 
A graduate of the University of Virginia 
Law School, he is associated with the firm's 
Trust Division. 

Julious P. "Joey" Smith Jr. is now 

associated with the Richmond law firm of 
Williams, Mullen & Christian. A 1968 
graduate of the University of Virginia 
School of Law, he is residing at 2511 
Hungary Spring Road, Richmond. 

First Lieutenant Scott M. Harwood, 

USAF, was recently recognized for helping 
his unit earn the U. S. Air Force outstand- 
ing unit award. Lieutenant Harwood, an 
aircraft maintenance officer at Charleston 
AFB, S. C, was commissioned in 1966 
upon completion of Officer Training School. 
He is a member of Theta Chi fraternity. In 
January and February, his unit was in- 
volved in the transporting of some 15,000 
air force and army troops from the United 
States to Spangdahlem, Germany, in support 
of massive NATO training exercises. 

Charles H. "Chuck" Wheeler IV was 

graduated from the Wharton School of 
Finance and Commerce of the University 
of Pennsylvania in December, 1968, with 
the MBA degree. While at Wharton, Mr. 
Wheeler majored in marketing. He is 
presently employed by the COMAC Com- 


James M. Rissmiller of Richmond was 
one of four seniors at Union Theological 
Seminary to be selected by the faculty to 
receive fellowships in the amount of $2,000 
each to pursue further graduate study. 
During his senior year he has held the 
office of publications chairman for the 
senior class at Union. 

Miss Jane DeLette Adams and William 
John Seegers were married in Raleigh. 
N. C, on February 8. 

Dr. R. Blackwell Smith Jr. (HD) resigned 
as provost of Medical College of Virginia 
on January 10 for reasons of health. Dr. 
Smith will continue in his position as pro- 
fessor of pharmacology at MCV, an ap- 
pointment he has held since 1947. 

William R. Woods is currently enrolled 
in Wharton Graduate Division of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 

William B. "Billy" Crawley, vice presi- 
dent of the student body of the University 
of Virginia Graduate School during the 
past session, recently completed a master's 
thesis on the various confrontations of 
former Virginia Governor William Tuck 
with organized labor. It was Governor 
Tuck who, in 1946, drafted Virginia Electric 
and Power Co. workers into the unorga- 
nized militia of Virginia under his command 
to prevent them from striking. Mr. 
Crawley's paper cites these and other 
Tuck-labor problems and solutions. 

Previously unannounced in The Record 
is the graduation of William Charles Thomp- 
son from the University of Richmond 
Graduate School on June 3, 1968, with the 
degree of Master of Arts in history. 

Cletus Sellers Jr., a graduate student at 
Madison College, Harrisonburg, was 
featured on the cover of that school's 
alumni magazine, The Madisonian, in its 
December, 1968, edition. 

William Dabney Hopkins of Amherst and 
Miss Betty Frances Jenkins of Atlanta. Ga., 
were married in Ascension Episcopal 
Church, Amherst, on March 28. Edward M. 
Hopkins '66, brother of the bridegroom, 
served as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins 
are residing in Amherst, where Mr. Hopkins 
is employed by the Amherst County Public 
School System. Previously Mr. Hopkins 
was employed by the Lockheed-Georgia 
Co. and served a tour of active duty with 
the U. S. Army. 

First Lieutenant Daniel D. Chiles Jr., 
USA, was assigned to the 10th Psychologi- 
cal Operations Battalion in Vietnam on 
February 13. 


William Carroll Chewning Jr. and Miss 
Janet Elizabeth Turner were married in the 
Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel at 
Greensboro College, Greensboro, N. C, 
on December 21, 1968. 

David M. Milbourn is one of five "mid- 
dlers" at Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, who have been dubbed as 
"flying evangelists" because the group 
employs the use of a private plane to fill 
weekend engagements as a Seminary- 
sponsored evangelistic team. Although 
they still travel primarily by car, the group 
will have eight evangelistic flights under 
its belt by the end of the school term. 

Randolph H. "Randy" Watts is now in 

his second year of law school at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, Knoxville. His wife, 
Jean, teaches in a private prep school there. 
During his first year, his path crossed with 
that of Mike Dills '59, then a third year 
student at the law school. 

James Brannen Edge Jr. and Miss Louise 
Tabb were married on August 17, 1968. 
Taking part in this ceremony were grooms- 
men Bill Dougherty '64, Bruce Alexander 
'67 and Randy Tabb '70. After the cere- 
mony the couple spent a week in Bermuda. 
They are residing at Apt. 5-B, 303 East 
74th Street, New Ycrk City, where Mr. 
Edge is associated with Peat, Marwick, 
Mitchell & Co., certified public accountants. 
Mr. Edge notes that Doug Allen '63, Sandy 
Ballard '64 and Dougherty all started with 
the firm and that it is beginning to know 
about Hampden-Sydney graduates. He 
lauds his liberal arts training at Hampden- 
Sydney as having given him a fine base on 
which to build an accounting career. 


Lewis Warrington Webb Jr. (HD), presi- 
dent of Old Dominion College, was princi- 
pal speaker at the winter quarter commence- 
ment exercises of Radford College on 
March 15. 

Ensign and Mrs. William D. Smith an- 
nounce the birth of a daughter, Rebecca 
Todd, on November 4, 1968. Mr. Smith is 
currently stationed at the U. S. Naval Air 
Station, Patuxent River, Md. 

A son, Milton Prentiss Reid III, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Reid II of Amelia, on 
January 9 at Medical College Hospital, 
Richmond. Young Reid weighed in at six 
pounds, 12 ounces. 

Second Lieutenant Corbin M. Wilkes 

was recently graduated from the training 
course for U. S. Air Force medical adminis- 
trative officers at Sheppard AFB, Tex. 

Miss Martha Frances McEwen of Ma- 
toaco and Ernest Maurice Frank Jr. of 

Williamsburg, were married in Bruton 
Parish Church of the latter city on February 
23. They are making their home in Rich- 

Leighton Delevan Yates Jr. and Miss 
Phyllis Jeanne Hummer were united in 
marriage in the Officer Candidate Regiment 
Chapel, Fort Belvoir, Va., on December 22, 
1968. Among groomsmen for the ceremony 
were Richard H. West and Harry L. Frazier 
Jr., both '68, and John A. Forbes III '69. 
Their honeymoon was spent in Williams- 
burg and Florida. Mr. Yates is currently 
attending Infantry Officer's Candidate 
School at Ft. Benning, Ga., while Mrs. 
Yates, a Longwood graduate, is teaching 
English in the Fairfax, Va., County school 



BLAKE, '00. Thomas Ballard Blake, a 
resident of Ada. Oklahoma, passed away 
on April 21, 1969. 

Mr. Blake, who would have been ninety 
years eld on the 28th of April, was a 
friend and correspondent of Dr. Ray A. 
Moore Sr. '00 of Hampden-Sydney. 

COCHRAN, '01. Peyton Cochran, 
former Staunton city attorney, banker, and 
civic leader, and last surviving member of 
the class of 1901, died in February at the 
age of 88. 

Following his graduation from Hampden- 
Sydney, Mr. Cochran attended Princeton 
University were he received his master's 
degree. While at Princeton, he was the 
pupil and friend of Woodrow Wilson. 
Later, he organized one of the first political 
clubs supporting Wilson's candidacy, and 
served as a delegate to the 1912 Demo- 
cratic national convention at which Wilson 
was nominated for the presidency. 

Mr. Cochran, having received his law 
degree at the University of Virginia, served 
in the judge advocate general's office during 
World War I and left the service in 1919 
as a lieutenant colonel. He was one of 
the organizers and first president of the 
Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta County Bar 
Association and for twenty years served as 
city attorney for Staunton. 

He was one of the first directors of the 
Staunton Planters Bank and Trust Co., of 
which he was president for a number of 
years. At the time of his death he was 
chairman of the board. 

Mr. Cochran was a vestryman, junior 
warden, and senior warden of the Trinity 
Episcopal Church and a former trustee of 
the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Founda- 
tion, Thornrose Cemetery Co., and the 
Forum Club. 

He was also a member of the Virginia 
Historical Society, the American Legion, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Augusta 
County, Virginia, and American Bar As- 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie R. 
Cochran; a son, former State Sen. George 
M. Cochran, and a daughter, Mrs. John 
M. Hinch, all of Staunton. 

Funeral services were held_ from the 
Cochran home, with burial in the Thorn- 
rose Cemetery. 

Mr. Cochran 

CROCKETT, '13. Mr. Joseph N. 
Crockett of Wytheville. Virginia, passed 
away in November, 1968. 

SWINEFORD, '13. Mr. Thomas G. 
Swineford of Richmond died in December, 

HARNSBERGER, '19. Mr. McWhite 
Harnsberger of Wynnewood. Pennsylvania, 
died on December 12, 1968. 

CROSBY, '20. Mr. George S. Crosby, 
personnel manager for the Westmont 
Manufacturing Co., died suddenly in 
Dallas, Texas, on November 29, 1968. 

Mr. Crosby, who made his home in 
Glendale. California, was a 1916 graduate 
of Hampton High School and was well 
known while at Hampden-Sydney as a 
member of the basketball and baseball 

He is survived by his wife. Mary: two 
sons, Richard of Dallas and Robert of 
Los Angeles; two sisters; and two grand- 

Services were held at the Peace Chapel of 
Keifer and Eyerick Mortuary, and inter- 
ment was at Forest Lawn, Hollywood 

CARLETON, '35. Mr. Frank H. Carle- 
ton of Hampton. Virginia, passed away on 
September 26. 1968. at the age of 58. 

While at Hampden-Sydney. Mr. Carleton, 
who was known by his nickname "Puss," 
was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity 
and a cheerleader. 

He was owner and president of the 
Houston Printing and Publishing House 
in Hampton, an active member of the 
Tidewater Chapter of the Alumni Associ- 
ation, a member of the BPO Elks s 66, past 
president of the Hampton Lions Club, 
and a former vestryman of St. John's 
Episcopal Church, Hampton. 

He is survived by his wife, Sally Face 
Carleton. one daughter, one son, and three 

SMITH, '11. Mr. Edmund Jones Smith 
of Richmond died on December 27, 1968. 

Honor Field '42 

Memorials to Dr. Edward G. Field 
were dedicated at the St. Christopher's 
Episcopal Church in Linthicum, Md., 
in services on Sunday, November 10, 

A native of Gloucester Count}', 
Va., Dr. Field had practiced pedia- 
trics in Glen Burnie, Md., for 15 
years until his death in 1965 at 
the age of 44. Dr. Field was graduated 
from the Medical College of Virginia 
in 1945 and at the time of his death 
was on the staffs of University, St. 
Agnes, and North Arundel Hospitals 
in Maryland. He was a member of 
the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

The memorials to Dr. Field were 
for the children of the church — 
Sunday school equipment, including 
a small altar with suitable accou- 
terments, and furnishings for a day 

REED, '36HD. Dr. Charles Wesley 
Reed, minister, teacher, and church orga- 
nizer, died on Sunday. November 11. 1968, 
at the age of 83. 

Dr. Reed attended Davidson College and 
Union Theological Seminary. After holding 
several pastorates in Virginia and West 
Virginia, Dr. Reed went to Martinsville 
in 1928 as minister of Anderson Memorial 
Presbyterian Church (now the First Presby- 
terian Church). In September of 1953 he 
became pastor emeritus. 

In 1936 Hampden-Sydney awarded Dr. 
Reed the Doctor of Divinity degree. He 
helped to organize the Kate Anderson, 
Forest Hills, and Irisburg Presbyterian 
Churches, served as moderator of the 
Roanoke Presbytery, and was a member of 
the board of directors of the Massanetta 
Bible Conference Encampment. 

Dr. Reed is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mary Cook Reed of Martinsville; one 
daughter. Mrs. H. Gordon Smyth of 
Wilmington. Del.; two sons. Charles H. 
Reed of Charlotte. N. C. and Henry C. 
Reed of Martinsville: ten grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren. 

Services were held at the First Presby- 
terian Church of Martinsville, with burial 
in Oakwood Cemetery. 

Capt. Blanton 

BLANTON, '57. Capt. William Douglas 
Blanton Jr. died at the age of 33 in the 
crash of his propjet plane during a landing 
attempt in bad weather at the Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, airport on Mondav, January 
6, 1969. 

Capt. Blanton. a native of Farmville, 
made his home in Alexandria. He was a 
graduate of Randolph-Macon Academy 
and attended Hampden-Sydney before 
entering the Air Force. Capt. Blanton had 
been a pilot for Alleghany Airlines for the 
past ten years. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elaine 
Simpson Cash Blanton of Alexandria and 
formerly of Richmond; his parents, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. D. Blanton of Front Royal; his 
grandmother, Mrs. E. E. Morris of Farm- 
ville; a sister, Mrs. Herbert C. Peterson of 
Richmond, and two brothers, Gary and 
David Blanton of Front Royal. 

The funeral service was held at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Front Royal, with 
interment in the Prospect Hill Cemetery 
at Front Royal. 

TERRELL. Mrs. A. J. Terrell of Farm- 
ville, aunt of Mr. Robert T. Hubard Jr. '35, 
associate professor of political science at 
Hampden-Sydney. and sister-in-law of 
Mr. John B. Henneman '20, died on June 
18, 1968. Prior to moving to Farmville 
several years ago, Mrs. Terrell made her 
home at Hampden-Sydney for many years. 


Joe E. Bedinger (left) retired on December 1 after over 40 years- 
service with Appalachian Power Co. in Charleston, W. Va. He and 
Mrs Bedinger will continue to live in Charleston, where he will 
work part-time and devote time to the Red Cross, United Fund etc 
He is pictured with the Hon. John A. Field Jr. '32, in whose court 
Mr. Bedinger serves as a federal grand jury foreman. Judge Field 
was appointed to the bench by the late Dwight D. Eisenhower 


At right, Dr. W. Jack Chevalier '50 receives the 
president's gavel of the Richmond Dental Society for 
1968-69 from Dr. John D. Beall '47, retiring president. 

Leroy Y. Haile Jr. '50 (right), Towson, Md., realtor, 
receives the Towson Business Association's "Member 
of the Year" Award from Robert L. Kunkel for "out- 
standing work" in the Association. 

Robert G. Harper '38, 
is shown seated in the 
time-honored means of 
conveyance of Vietnam 
during a four-months stay 
in that country in mid- 
1968 as a legal advisor 
on the country's paci- 
fication program. It was 
his second such tour by 
White House appoint- 



C. Hobson Goddin — Chairman 
Members, January 1 — April 30, 1969 


T. Kyle Baldwin '39 
Lewis G. Chewning '27 
Joseph E. Cox, Jr. '28 
Richard C. Edmunds '25 
John Bell Henneman '20 
J. Bruce James '53 
Hush P. Powell '32 

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Ernest W. Slifer '25 
William B. Spong, Jr. '41 
David D. Squires '27 
Thomas G. Swineford '13 
(In Memory) 


Charles M. Guthridge '68 

Hunter J. Phlegar '06 (In Memory) 

Philip H. Ropp '30 
Henry A. Wiseman, III 



Alfred A. Adkins, III '51 
Don P. Bagwell '35 
Frank C. Bedinger, Jr., '37 
George C. Bird '57 
Charles A. Blanton, II '44 
J. Garnett Bruce, Jr., '36 
Archibald C. Buchanan '10 
Robert W. Bugg '20 
Robert A. Buyers '39 
Douglas A. Clark '30 
Cecil V. Cook, Jr. '34 
Joseph H. Curry '10 
Alexander Donnan '12 
Jeffress S. Dortch, Jr. '35 
Harold J. Dudley '25 
Charles E. Dunn '53 
John H. Dunnington '11 
Robert H. Edmunds '34 
Russell E. Fox '38 
James G. Frazer '57 
Joseph S. Gillespie '25 
Frederick T. Given, Jr., '48 
John L. Guerrant '33 
William P. Hazelgrove '12 

Richard H. Henneman '29 
William R. Hill, Jr. '36 
Robert T. Hubard, Jr., '35 
W. Henry Hubbard '39 
Henry Y. Ingram '18 
Jethro H. Irby '38 
Charles G. Johnson '26 
Lewis D. Johnston, Jr. '42 
Edwin L. Kendig, Jr. '32 
Frank E. Kinzer '27 
Robert B. Lacy '49 

Henry S. Liebert, Jr. '52 
Paul G. Linaweaver '26 
John B. Long '38 
Theo Maben '27 
William A. McClellan '46 
John McGavack '13 
Venable Moore '13 
Marion B. Morton '25 
Charles H. Moseley, Jr. '52 
Walter S. Newman '17 
Wallace C. Nunley '44 
Macon Reed, Jr. '31 
William T. Reed, '56 
W. Taylor Reveley '39 
Robert F. Rosenbaum '54 
George V. Scott, Jr. '28 
Gilman Z. Simms '30 
Francis A. Sines '34 
Glenn W. Small, Jr. '63 
Thomas L. Toone '32 
James L. Trinkle '50 
Joseph T. Trotter '35 
Herbert F. Webb '38 
Joseph M. White '25 


The Academic Crisis 

Hampden-Sydney faculty members, though staid, 
scholarly gentlemen, are not incapable of surprises. 
After midyear exams, the students on their return were 
shocked to discover that 277 or 45 % had been put on 
probation or academic warning. As delayed returns 
came in this was reduced to 249 or 40%. An academic 
crisis was proclaimed by The Tiger. Student body 
President David Stradinger promptly called a meeting 
and invited faculty members to discuss the crisis with 
the students. Dean Simes clarified matters by explaining 
that the category of "academic warning" was simply 
to notify students who were falling below the C average 
necessary for graduation. In times past, faculty mem- 
bers had noted, many students had coasted along for 
the first two years. Then with the contingency of the 
degree looming up portentously they would turn to 
frenzied efforts to pile up the needed quality points 
belatedly. Surely coasting along hardly befits an age of 
crisis in which highly trained minds are desperately 
needed. In adding this warning list, therefore, the 
faculty sought to motivate the students to show maturity 
of academic intent from the start. When all this was 
explained, the consternation of the students was at 
least partially allayed. 

Actually, when the statistics were tabulated, it turned 
out that the academic crisis was a myth. Student 
failures were only 6.8%, as compared with 8% at the 
same midyear grading period in 1968. Furthermore, 
Commander Sydney Weed, the new Registrar, was 
able to show that the distribution of grades is remark- 
ably uniform from year to year in all categories. The 
following figures released by him speak for themselves. 




or F's. Taking the whole student body into account, 
the five most hazardous subjects are biology, mathe- 
matics, German, chemistry and economics. The social 
science teachers evidently find their students well 
enough motivated to enjoy a 99% record of passing or 

College students of today, even when not moved to 
demonstrate, are adept at extracting from any untoward 
situation such tangible benefits as ingenuity will devise. 
Student body President Stradinger and Student Chair- 
man of the Student-Faculty Relations Committee 
Thomas Shomo, braving a full faculty meeting, per- 
formed a near miracle. With artful smoothness they 
persuaded the faculty to accede to the adoption of a 
confidential system of student ratings of teaching 
efficiency. This is no novelty since some such plan has 
been tried in one hundred and four other institutions. 
The new rating of teachers by students has already gone 
into operation in science courses this Spring and will 
be applied to other departments next year. If they had 
heard of such an innovation, the Old Guard and former 
greats of the faculty (Professors Bagby, Whiting and 
Winston) would surely have turned over in their graves. 

D.M.A. and S.R.W. 




































Older alumni who care to study these remarkable 
statistics will perhaps be aware of the relative com- 
passionateness of the present faculty. In the late 1930's 
the percentage of failure at midyear reached as high 
as 18%. In the period from 1910 to 1920 it ranged up 
to 22%. Mortality then as now was highest among the 
hapless Freshmen. This year the rate of Freshman 
failure was 10% or slightly more than twice that of 
upperclassmen. Juniors did best with only 4% of E's 

We Stand Corrected! 

In an editorial entitled "Hampden-Sydney and the 
Healing Arts," which appeared in the Fall, 1968, issue 
of The Record, two typographical errors were made, 
which we wish to correct at this time. Dr. Francis White- 
house's class should have been '33 instead of '03, and 
Dr. Thomas H. McGavack's last name was erroneously 
spelled "McGavock." We apologize to these gentlemen. 

On page 10 of the Summer, 1968, issue, Dr. Maurice 
Allan was credited with the authorship of Serving God 
Through Lifework: the Presbyterian Guidance Program. 
This was an error. He contributed to the book Church and 
Campus and authored The Realm of Personality (the 
Sprunt Lectures). Our apologies to Dr. Allan. 

Although our face is red, our conscience is now clear. — ed. 


Dr. Pugh 

Mr. Robertson 

College Receives Memorials 

Hampden-Sydney was recently named recipient of 
three separate gifts and bequests in honor of two 
prominent alumni and a former president. 

The "William T. Pugh Memorial Fund for Hampden- 
Sydney College" has been established by a gift of 100 
shares of Fidelity National Bank stock by John T. 
Percy, senior vice president and trust officer of the 
bank and longtime friend of Dr. Pugh. The Trust, 
which honors the late Lynchburg surgeon and 1923 
graduate, will be used to aid deserving students in- 
terested in the study of medicine at Hampden-Sydney. 
In making the initial contribution establishing the 
trust, Mr. Percy expressed the hope that other friends 
of Hampden-Sydney and Dr. Pugh would use the 
memorial fund as a means to perpetuate the memory 
of such an outstanding man of medicine. 

Under the terms of the will of the late Clarence B. 
Robertson, class of 1915, stock valued at 543,500 in 
the Robertson Industrial Corporation, of which the 
Norfolk industrialist was president, has been given 
to the College to establish the Clarence B. Robertson 
Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Robertson, for many 
years a member of the Board of Trustees of the College, 
served a one year's term as president of the Alumni 
Association, and was the 1945 alumni recipient of the 
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion. 

A third gift, of $150,000, has been received from the 
estate of the late William Alexander, New York 
insurance executive and grandson of the Rev. Dr. 
Archibald Alexander, Hampden-Sydney's fourth presi- 
dent (1797-1806). Under the terms of Mr. Alexander's 
will, the College was to share in the estate upon the 
death of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Alexander Brooks, 
who died in 1968. The Alexander will was drawn in 
1932, five years prior to Mr. Alexander's death. 

The Alexander bequest honors the former Hampden- 
Sydney president, who also servedas first president of 
the Princeton Theological Seminary. It has been added 
to the College's permanent endowment fund. 


VASG Meets On Campus 

On February 20th, 230 delegates and faculty ad- 
visors, representing 24 colleges and universities, at- 
tended the winter conference of the Virginia Associ- 
ation of Student Governments held at Hampden- 

The Virginia Association of Student Governments, 
of which Hampden-Sydney is a charter member, was 
founded in 1966 to promote intercollegiate communi- 
cation and to support and encourage higher education 
in the State. The Association has received strong 
support from the State government and from college 
and university faculty and administrators throughout 
Virginia, especially in regard to the Association's 
high school orientation program, which is designed 
to encourage more of the youth of Virginia to continue 
their education beyond the high school level. 

The day-long conference, which was primarily com- 
posed of committee meetings and panel discussions, 
was highlighted by the luncheon address of Dr. William 
T. Muse, dean of the T. C. Williams Law School of the 
University of Richmond. Dean Muse urged college 
students to become pioneers in a world crying for 
leadership. Noting that geographic pioneering is now 
limited, Dr. Muse encouraged his audience to pioneer 
"mentally" in disease, poverty, world social ills, war and 
peace, and crime and disorder. "These," he said, "are 
the great issues of today that cry out for solution," 
but which cannot be solved by rebellion or protest 
against authority. Dean Muse urged that the emphasis 
at school be on "preparation rather than participation," 
for preparation comes before participation. 

Student Body President Dave Slradinger greets delegates. 


Three Scholars Named 

From the eleven outstanding scholars representing 
three states who competed for the Baker Scholarships 
at Hampden-Sydney, three incoming freshmen have 
been selected. 

The eleven contestants for the scholarships made 
possible by the trust created in the will of George F. 
Baker Jr., late chairman of the board of what is now 
the First National City Bank of New York, visited 
Hampden-Sydney on March 22 to be interviewed by 
the Baker scholarship selection committee, composed 
of College administrators and prominent Virginia 
businessmen, including John Waters '58, acting director 
of admissions, T. Kyle Baldwin '39 of Farmville, and 
John B. Henneman '20 of Dillwyn. 

The candidates also met members of the faculty and 
administration and talked with student leaders and 
the Baker scholars presently attending Hampden- 
Sydney. During the next week there were trips to 
Clarksville and Newport News to see industrial plants 
in operation. 

The three young men chosen to receive the scholar- 
ships, which range from S250 to a full tuition grant, are 
William Martin, from Alexandria's Mount Vernon 
High School, Stuart Downs of Herndon High School, 
Chantilly, and Richard Anke of Wallenpaupack Area 
High School, Hawley, Pennsylvania. 

These three men will join the nine Baker scholars 
already on campus: Sophomores Mark M. Gambill of 
Welch, W. Va.; Gerald N. Fulks, Charleston, W. Va.; 
Gary R. Ingemanson, Atlanta, Ga. ; David W. Shelor of 
Roanoke; and Frederick M. Bruner, Richmond; 
Juniors E. Forrest Jessee Jr. of Richmond; I. Keith 
Stone, Bassett; Robert W. Woltz Jr., Clarksville; and 
John B. Thornton Jr. of Hampton. 

Noted Political Scientists 


Through a S2,000 grant from the S&H Foundation, 
Inc., sponsored by the Sperry and Hutchinson Com- 
pany, Hampden-Sydney presented a Symposium on 
the Far East and Southeast Asia on February 27 and 
March 12, featuring lectures by noted experts on these 

The first speaker was Dr. Lucian W. Pye, professor 
of political science and senior staff member at the 
Center of International Studies, Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. Dr. Pye is a specialist in com- 
parative political behavior and visiting lecturer at Yale 
and at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department 
of State, the author of two books and co-author of 
four others. 

Dr. Pye 

Dr. Lockwood 



Speaking to about 450 persons in Johns Auditorium, 
Dr. Pye pointed out that many of the current problems 
in Asia can be traced back to the colonial era. Clashes 
reminiscent of those times are still in evidence in Asia, 
and, as a result, it is difficult for nationalism to flourish. 
He stressed, however, that the people of Southeast 
Asia enjoy a respectable standard of living and that 
these countries are showing signs of cooperation among 
themselves and of a new leadership which is striving for 
democracy. Dr. Pye expressed his concern over U. S. 
foreign aid policy in this area and said that the United 
States must "begin today to learn a little bit about how 
to understand Asia for Asia's sake." 

Dr. William W. Lockwood, professor of politics and 
international affairs in the department of politics and 
the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and Inter- 
national Affairs, Princeton University, has been de- 
scribed as "one of the best informed Americans in the 
field of Far Eastern affairs." 

In his March 12 lecture, "Japan's Resurgence as a 
World Power," Dr. Lockwood told a crowd of 200 in 
the Parents and Friends Lounge that Japan's post- 
World War II economic accomplishment has been "one 
of the astonishing feats of all time. The road to in- 
dustrial modernization is long and hard. You don't 
burst into the modern world in 20 or 30 years," an 
obvious reference to some of the young nations which 
he feels are trying to proceed too fast. He related 
Japan's history and pointed out that industrial develop- 
ment in Japan has taken several generations. 

Dr. Lockwood also expressed his belief that stepped 
up relations between Japan and Communist China 
would serve as a bridge for relations between China and 
the U. S. and voiced hope that the Okinawa situation 
would not cause a serious U. S. -Japan problem. 

The Symposium was marred only by the inability of 
A. Doak Barnett, professor of government at Columbia 
University, to appear for the second lecture because 
of a snow storm which left him grounded in New York. 
He was to have spoken on March 7. 


Sigma Nil's Hal Raddin (lejt) and Larry Campbell are dwarfed by 
cartons representing 806 pints of blood donated by Hampden- 
Sydney students since 1964. 

Students Set Blood Record 

In February, the Farmville area bloodmobile visited 
the campus for the first time. Previously, students 
wishing to donate blood have had to go to Farmville 
to do so. Bringing the bloodmobile to the campus was 
one of several civic projects undertaken this year by 
the Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

An intensive campaign featuring banners, posters, 
and the like was conducted under the direction of 
Larry Campbell '70, Clifton Forge junior, in the weeks 
preceding the arrival of the bloodmobile, to assure 
strong student support. Longwood College supplied 
30 young ladies to assist in the "blood-letting," and 
local merchants and individuals contributed money 
and food to be used in the project. These efforts did 
not go unrewarded, for the enthusiastic response of 
the Hampden-Sydney student body brought the do- 
nation of 196 pints (a donor must be 21 or over to give 
without parental permission), breaking all records for 
the Farmville area district of the Red Cross and bring- 
ing the total amount of blood contributed by Hampden- 
Sydney students since 1964 to 806 pints. 

A cash prize of $25.00 was offered to the fraternity 
or the Independent Association with the largest per- 
centage of its members participating. The newest 
fraternity on campus, Phi Gamma Delta, walked away 
with the check on the basis of a 70 percent response. 

In commenting on the success of the campaign, 
Student Body President David Stradinger '69, of Rock- 
ville, Md., was high in the praise of his contemporaries: 
"More often than not, we see and hear about the bad 
things which happen on college campuses today. I 
think the response of our students is indicative of the 
help you would get in similar drives on most other 
campuses. Certainly it represents the co-operative 
feeling of 95 % of today's college generation." 

GE Aids Hampden-Sydney 
Through Alumnus 

Hampden-Sydney has been added to the list of edu- 
cational institutions eligible to receive surplus equip- 
ment from the General Electric Corporation and has 
already received valuable research equipment from the 
firm under the plan. 

Primary moving force behind the move to have 
Hampden-Sydney placed on the eligible list was Maj. 
Joseph A. Birdwell, USA Ret., '39, who took an ex- 
tensive tour of the new science center while attending 
Homecoming in September, 1968. Mr. Birdwell is 
employed by General Electric at its Valley Forge (Pa.) 
Space Technology Center as an analyst in administra- 
tion service and serves on the company's committee 
that allocates surplus equipment to qualifying insti- 

The College gratefully acknowledges the assistance 
Mr. Birdwell has given it in securing this equipment. 
Hopefully, other alumni employed by firms who have 
such surplus programs will be willing to help the 
College in this manner. 

Reginald Smith (right), longtime College employee is shown re- 
ceiving a citation of appreciation from Kappa Sigma president 
Russell Palmore '69, recognizing the former's 20 years of service 
to the fraternity. 


Library Receives Booth 

A cash bequest of $400 was received by the Eggleston 
Library from the estate of Hilda Millet Booth through 
her will, which was probated in January, 1967. The gift 
has been used to purchase periodicals for use in the 
reading room of the library. 

This bequest was made in memory of Mrs. Booth's 
father, Josiah Bryam Millet, Harvard '77, who was for 
many years a publisher and whose grandson, Frank 
"General" Millet Booth, is an alumnus of the College, 
class of 1937. 


Gifts To The Library 

The Eggleston Library is grateful to the alumni and 
friends of the College for the following gifts: 

A generous gift from Mrs. William Hoffman of 
Charlotte Court House to be used to purchase a book 
in memory of Bernard McClaugherty. 

Seventeen issues of The American Heritage Magazine, 
1957-1959, from Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ryan of Farmville. 

A generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. James D. Mattox 
of Sandusky, Ohio to be used to purchase books in 
memory of James Donald Mattox, '65. 

Six copies of The Hampden-Sydney Magazine, 1959- 
1961, from Mr. J. B. Wall, '19, of Farmville. 

A generous gift from Dr. George H. Woodworth, '30, 
of Export, Pennsylvania to be used to purchase books 
in memory of his father, Robert Bell Woodworth, '86. 

A Work on English Grammar and Composition by 
Alonzo Reed. This volume was used as a text at Hamp- 
den-Sydney by Oscar Swineford, '88. Presented by his 
nephew, Mr. C. Agnew Swineford of Richmond. 

A generous gift from Mrs. Frank T. McFaden of 
Atlanta, Georgia to be used to purchase books in 
memory of her husband, Frank T. McFaden, '22. 

Mrs. Mary Crockett Norfleet of Richmond has 
presented the library with 32 volumes of history and 
biography from the library of her father, William B. 
Crockett, '12. 

A generous gift from Mrs. Aune S. Warinner of 
Garden City, New York to be used to purchase books 
in memory of her husband, Algernon Storrs Warinner, 

Governor William Munford Tuck and Organized Labor 
from the author, William B. Crawley, Jr., '66, of 


A generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. James C. Melvin 
to be used to purchase juvenile books for the library 
in memory of Lucy Coleman Terry. 

A generous gift from the Municipal Code Corpora- 
tion of Tallahassee, Florida to be used to purchase 
books in memory of Frank M. Smith, Jr., '42. 

The Lengthened Shadow, Papers and Speeches of 
Garland R. Quarks (Superintendent of the Winchester 
Public Schools, 1930-1964) edited by Dorothy M. 
Overcash and Ralph S. Sherrard from Miss Eloise C. 
Strader of Winchester. 

Eighteen issues of The Bulletin of the Association of 
American University Professors, 1963-1968, from Dr. 
J. W. Whitted of Hampden-Sydney. 

A collection of 84 Virginia newspapers published 
between 1806 and 1876, 46 copies of annual reports 
of various Virginia companies, public documents, and 
political addresses published between 1836 and 1902 
along with 16 volumes of English literature from Mr. 
John B. Henneman, '20, of Dillwyn and Dr. Richard H. 
Henneman, '29 of Charlottesville. 

A generous gift from Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ryan to be 
used to purchase books for the juvenile collection in 
memory of Pocahontas Boiling Hubard Terrell. 

The School and the Schoolmaster by Alonzo Potter 
and George B. Emerson published in 1842 along with a 
copy of McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader published 
in 1857 from Professor Elmo B. Firenze. 

The 100th Anniversary of the Abbeville Presbyterian 
Church, 1868-1968, from the pastor, the Rev. E. Douglas 
Vaughan, Jr., '60 of Abbeville, South Carolina. 

A collection of 68 volumes (largely Virginian) pub- 
lished by the Dietz Press from Mr. August A. Dietz, '46, 
and Mr. Charles M. Dietz, '52, of Richmond. 

Jongleurs Big Hit 

On Monday, February 11, The Hampden-Sydney 
Jongleurs entertained the faculty and student body 
with the first performance of the satirical review 
"Beyond the Fringe," which they later presented 
across the State. 

James Rhodes of Lynchburg and Warren Fulton of 
Danville, both '69, and John Adams of Charleston, 
W. Va. and Randy Hallman of Xenia, Ohio, both '70, 
formed the entire cast in this series of unfailingly 
funny skits which placed heavy demands upon the 
talents and versatility of the actors. 

The play was well received and moved from its 
opening at Hampden-Sydney to Longwood College in 
Farmville and then to Randolph-Macon Woman's 
College in Lynchburg, The University of Virginia at 
Charlottesville, and a return engagement at Hampden- 


Working toward best season yet! 

Winter Sports Roundup 

The '68-'69 Winter Sports season was greeted with 
mixed emotions by the Tiger faithful as both basket- 
ball and wrestling faced stout opposition. However, 
with vigorous determination, the two squads made 
good account of themselves, and although basketball 
suffered its first losing season since '60-61, wrestling 
came through with flying colors to give the Bengals an 
overall winter record of 18-15-1. 

Four returning lettermen led the cagers in a strong 
effort to perfect their pressure defense and offset both 
an acute shortage of rebounders and improved size on 
the part of State and Mason-Dixon Conference oppo- 
sition. In the battle of the boards, Dave Trumbower 
was the chief asset in the Tiger camp. The 6' 4" Lan- 
caster, Pa., sophomore, the season's leading rebounder 
(19.1 pga) and high scorer (344), dominated the fore- 
court with the support of another sophomore, Hal 
Absher, of Wytheville. 

The team was seriously hurt when the leading scorer 
from the past two years, senior Fred McNeer of Hun- 
tington, W. Va., (20.9 pga in '67-'68) was felled by a 
severe gall bladder attack in January. Tommy Hoy 
of South Boston, a 6'3" sophomore defensive stand- 
out, did an excellent job filling the void left by McNeer. 

Joe Blackburn, a Richmond junior, held down a 
relief job in the front line along with Richmond fresh- 
men Dan Richardson and Mike Rose. 

In the backcourt, the Tigers featured one returning 
letterman, senior Don Robison of Richmond, who 
not only did a great job getting the ball downcourt 
but contributed 327 points as well. Guards Bobby 
Powell, Jarrett sophomore, and Kenny Catlett, Rich- 
mond freshman, also saw considerable action. Catlett 
lived up to his preseason billing and was impressive 
in both his skill and determination. Charlie Gant, 
6T" Millville, N. J., freshman, an outstanding offensive 
player, also saw extensive action. 

The Tigers depended on good defense, particularly 
after McNeer's illness, as they went against stronger 
teams than they had faced in many years. After an 
impressive 89-73 season-opening victory over a good 
Lynchburg five, the Tigers followed up with an 83-79 



win over highly regarded Virginia Commonwealth. 
However, the win streak was short lived and came to an 
end with a narrow 78-76 loss to Roanoke. Highlights 
of the season included a 83-70 victory over Bridge- 
water and a hard fought 74-73 win over Randolph- 
Macon at Death Valley. 

Although basketball finished on the short side of 
the win column, the Tiger matmen posted an aggressive 
9-3-1 record for their fourth winning season in a row, 
and their best finish yet under Coach Lou Wacker, who 
took over in 1962. 

The grapplers were led by freshman John Payne (177) 
of Norfolk, who was 12-1 for the season, and Ray 
Dodson, a senior from Charleston, W. Va., who had 10 
wins against 2 losses in the heavyweight division. 
Juniors Gordon Nash (130) of San Francisco and Vince 
Ober (152) of Norfolk contributed seven and six wins 

The only Tiger losses, after they had won nine 
straight matches, were to last year's M-D dual meet 
champion, Western Maryland 7-34, and to strong 
teams from American and Baltimore Universities, 
18-20 and 5-28 respectively. On the win side, the 
Bengals bested Washington & Lee 22-13, Virginia 
Commonwealth 26-12 and 19-14, Lynchburg 31-9, 
Washington College 24-16, Loyola of Maryland 24-14, 
Newport News Apprentice 34-6, Gallaudet 34-10, and 
Towson 23-17. They tied Catholic University at 19-all. 

The winter season ended with the annual sports 
banquet in March at which Trumbower and Dodson 
took top honors, the Ray A. Moore Award, as most 
valuable to their respective teams. Robison was recip- 
ient of the Sportsmanship Award in basketball with 
Richmond sophomore Jim Whitney winning the award 
in wrestling. 

Dr. Moore and winners, Trumbower (left) and Dodson. 



Willi help from fellow sophomore Tom Hoy, Dave Trumbower 
outscraps Randolph- Macon under its own basket to haul in a re- 
bound. In a hotly contested Death Valley battle, Trumbower 
scored 20 as the Tigers won, 74-73. 

Spring Game Victim Of Snow 

Disappointment on the part of both teams prevailed 
as the elements forced cancellation of the annual 
Varsity-Alumni football game scheduled for March 8. 
The fifteen-inch snowfall that blanketed Death Valley 
the previous weekend left the turf of Hundley Stadium 
far too wet for the traditional clash between the Tigers 
and their counterparts of yesteryear. 

Most dejected was Head Coach Stokeley Fulton, who 
missed not only the opportunity to test his '69 squad 
against some 70 "old timers", but also a chance to 
recoup the prestige lost in a 9-7 loss to the Alumni in '68. 

Members of the Alumni team also fretted over the 
cancellation. Their feelings of disappointment were 
best expressed by one of the "senior" members of the 
squad, "Chargin' " Charlie Blanton '44. The 47-year- 
young Richmond lawyer stated in a Richmond Times- 
Dispatch article that he had been in training, doing 
calisthenics and mile runs, for some weeks before the 
big day. However, all was not in vain for he'll be ready 
for his flanker and deepback slot next year and the 
year after that. He noted, however, that he's getting 
weary and will retire to the stands when he hits 50! 


C. Hobson Goddin, Chairman — Special Alumni Clubs 
2124 Stuart Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 

John Bruce James, President 

4706 Charmian Road 

Richmond, Virginia 

Benjamin Franklin Moomaw, Vice President 

804 Old Trents Ferry Road 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Henry C. Spalding, Jr., Secretary 

P. O. Box 1575 

Richmond, Virginia 


Term Expires 1969 

Dr. Henry A. Wiseman, III 

990 Main Street 

Danville, Virginia 

Dr. Charles J. Geyer, Jr. 
1617 J. F. Kennedy Blvd. 

c/o American Viscose 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Judge William P. Hay, Jr. 

Box 41 

Farmville, Virginia 

Mr. Richard M. Venable, Jr. 

925 Newton Road 

Charleston, West Virginia 

Term Expires 1970 

W. T. Butler, Jr. 

6002 S. Crestwood Ave. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Lewis B. Goode, Jr. 
1936 Parkland Drive 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

W. H. Flanagan 

2532 Jefferson Street 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Lewis M. Walker, Jr. 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Term Expires 1971 

W. S. Hundley, Jr. 
Boydton, Virginia 

Holman Willis, Jr. 

403 Mt. Trust Bldg. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

J. Horsley Putt, Jr. 
1531 Somerset Drive 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

James G. Frazer 
6010 Bremo Avenue 
Richmond, Virginia 

Term Expires 1972 

Raymond B. Bottom, Jr. 

103 Powhatan Parkway 

Hampton, Virginia 

R. Bryan Grinnan, III 

1905 Claremont Avenue 

Norfolk, Virginia 

George H. Fulton 
3227 Somerset Street, S. 
Roanoke, Virginia 

S. Bruce Spencer 

Box 467 
Farmville, Virginia 


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Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943 

Vol. 43 Winter 1969 No. 2 

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A survivor of the past, CUSHING HALL was the symbol 
of progress when construction began in 1822. Now used 
as a dormitory, this building marked the ending of the old 
college of 1776 and the beginning of the new college. It was 
known as "the college" for many years, and in addition to 
rooms for students, it contained the chapel, lecture rooms 
and other public rooms. Cushing Hall was named for 
President Jonathan P. Cushing, under whose dynamic 
leadership and vision Hampden-Sydney entered an era of 
prosperity and growth.